CONCORD, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A growing ‘CBD’ oil issue in the Concord community led to the arrests of two smoke shop owners, authorities said.
According to Concord Police, investigators collaborated with Cabbarus County EMS after EMS officials responded to numerous calls over the past few weeks of people experiencing side effects from the ‘CBD’ oil.
Investigators determined that the ‘CBD’ oil was being sold at Dream Tobacco and Vapes #2 in the 3600 block of Concord Pkwy., and at Dream Tobacco and Vapes in the 2200 block of Roxie St.
Najmaldin Mudhish and Fuad Alshaibi, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI. Over 300 bottles labeled ‘CBD’ oil were seized from the stores.
The Cabarrus County District Attorney’s Office says CBD oil is illegal to possess or sale in retail stores, with the exception of certain medicinal uses allowed by statue. Authorities are concerned of the side effects that this product is having on unsuspecting users.
Police sent samples of the product to the state crime lab for analysis and pending the results of the analysis, charges may be amended if the oil is found to contain synthetic compounds other than ‘CBD’ oil, says Major Keith Eury.