Freeport police on Monday, Aug. 6, arrested Mohammed Al-Saidi, 42, of Freeport for allegedly selling synthetic cannabis out of his tobacco business.
The defendant was apprehended on two felony warrants charging him with delivery of a controlled substance (synthetic cannabis). He has been assigned a bond of $100,000 total.
Freeport Deputy Police Chief Jeff Davis said the arrest was the culmination of an “extensive investigation” by the police department’s Street Crimes Unit that lasted for several months.
As part of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at Al-Saidi’s business, MK Market Tobacco, 1007 W. Galena Ave., and the contents of the business were seized pursuant to a warrant, Davis said.
The business, MK Market Tobacco, is now closed, Davis said.