LINCOLN, Del. -The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Sussex County Governor's Task Force, and the Troop 4 Property Crimes Unit arrested three Lincoln men following a several month long investigation into illegal prescription drug sales from an area store.
Investigators executed a search warrant at the Kings Market located in the 20000 block of Fleatown Road on April 27 following an investigation into an employee of the store conducting illegal drug sales during hours of operation.
Investigators took the store employee, 21-year-old Ali F. Smadi, into custody without incident. The subsequent search of the store resulted in the seizure of $500 in suspected drug sale proceeds, 4.7 grams of synthetic marijuana as well as 20 pills of synthetic marijuana, 2 Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills, 1 Suboxone pill, 3 Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills, 2 digital scales, assorted drug paraphernalia and a stolen laptop computer.
The owner of the laptop computer had reported it stolen from her home located in the 6000 block of Bucks Road in Milton, DE on April 1.
At the conclusion of the search of the Kings Market investigators then responded to a home located in the unit block of Major Street in Lincoln, where they took the store owner 54-year-old Fahmi S. Smadi, as well as 19-year-old Mohammd F. Smadi into custody without incident.
Ali Smadi is charged with three counts of possession of a prescription drug without a prescription, possession of a designer drug, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. He was arraigned and released on $2,500 unsecured bail.
Fahmi Smadi is charged with maintaining a drug property possession of a designer drug. He was arraigned and released on $1,000 unsecured bail.
Mohammd Smadi was charged on two counts of drug dealing. He was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute for lack of $2,000 secured bail.
The relationship between the three defendants is unknown.
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