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Smoke Shop Owner to Change Plea
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Smoke Shop Owner to Change Plea

A 25-year-old Pullman man whose smoke shops were the subject of a Spice raid by the Lewiston Police Department in January of 2012 will appear in Lewiston's Second District Court Wednesday morning for a Change of Plea hearing.

 

Sunair Iqbal, who co-owns the BAWA Smoke Shops on Bryden Avenue and East Main Street, was charged with six counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. One count of racketeering was previously dismissed.

 

Police say the shops were allegedly selling a synthetic marijuana known as Spice. Officials say undercover officers made several controlled buys from the locations, and when the search warrants were served on the businesses, approximately 200 packages of suspected Spice were confiscated. The samples were sent to the Idaho State Crime Lab and it was determined that they contained AM-2201, a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

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