• Gas stations caught selling synthetic pot, real Viagra, Melbourne police say

    By: Mike Manzoni

    Updated:

    MELBOURNE, Fla. - Police in Melbourne said Thursday that arrests had been made at two gas stations where synthetic marijuana and real Viagra were being sold.

    During a raid at Majestic Gas Station on South Babcock Street, investigators said they found about 70 packets of synthetic marijuana, also called K2, hidden in coffee cans in the grocery aisle.

    Police also raided a BP gas station two blocks away, and while they didn’t find any K2, they did find prescription Viagra pills being sold individually, the Melbourne Police Department said.

    Photos: Synthetic K2 bust in Brevard County

    Two people were arrested Thursday and police said they expect others to be charged in connection with the busts.

    “Whoever was doing the sales knew it was illegal because otherwise why would they hide it?” asked Melbourne Police Cmdr. Sean Riordan. “It would be just out in the open.”

    Channel 9 asked the Majestic Gas Station manager for comment but he would only say that one of his employees had been arrested.

    Police identified the men taken into custody as Ahmed Salah Abdelwahed, of Merritt Island, and Mamoun Mahmoud Hamad, of Melbourne.

    Investigators did not immediately say what charges they would face.

    Synthetic marijuana is illegal, as is the sale of Viagra without a prescription, officers said.

    K2 is extremely dangerous, Riordan said.

    “It’s a very unstable drug,” he said. “It’s made by what we call, 'street chemists.'

    “It’s not regulated, and each little envelope could have a different strength or quality to it.”



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