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FAIRFIELD, CT — An employee of the Rose Smoke and Vape Shop in Fairfield was arrested Monday, after police said he illegally sold marijuana and nicotine products to underage customers.

Ali Mohamed, 20, of the Bronx, New York, was charged with the following:

  • Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Sale of Marijuana (2 counts)

According to Fairfield police, over the past several months, the department had received numerous complaints that minors had been buying the products from the Black Rock Turnpike store, which prompted an investigation led by the department’s Detective Bureau Quality of Life Unit.

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“Working in collaboration with the Connecticut Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program along with the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Crime Investigation Division, detectives confirmed that underage children were in fact purchasing these items from the store,” said Fairfield police in a statement.

Authorities raided the store on Monday, arrested Mohamed, and “seized several items of evidence, which include several packages of suspected marijuana and packaging along with un-taxed cigarettes.”

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Mohamed was released on a promise to appear in court on June 24.

“This is still an ongoing and active investigation with additional arrests expected,” police said.

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