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POLICE: Smoker's Oasis owner is "major supplier" of synthetic marijuana

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Abdul Alshawi (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Abdul Alshawi (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville business owner was arrested last week after Louisville Metro Police say they pulled several hundred pounds of synthetic marijuana from his businesses and home.

The arrest happened on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 14.

Police say that's when they executed a search warrant at the Smoker's Oasis smoke shop at the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Hurstbourne Pkwy., as well as at a medical discount store, both of which are owned by 45-year-old Abdul Alshawi.

Officers also say they searched Alshawi's home on Moody Road, near the intersection of Blue Lick Road and Foreman Lane.

While searching these locations, officers allegedly discovered several hundred pounds of synthetic marijuana, several hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, and three handguns.

Police describe Alshawi as a "major supplier of synthetic marijuana."

He faces felony drug charges.

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