Raleigh beer-store worker charged with selling synthetic marijuana

From staff reportsSeptember 25, 2013 

— A worker at the College Beverage convenience store near N.C. State University faces charges that he was selling synthetic marijuana from the behind the counter of the store that bills itself as the King of Kegs.

Mahadev Prasad, 50, of 1020 Nottingham Court in Cary was arrested by state Alcohol Law Enforcement agents who said in a search warrant that they had witnessed one purchase from Prasad and had made one themselves at the store at 3006 Hillsborough St..

Prasad was selling 10 grams of synthetic marijuana for $40, agents wrote.

An arrest warrant charged Prasad with one count each of selling synthetic cannabinoid and of possessing it.

Both charges are felonies.

Prasad was released on $5,000 bond and scheduled for a court appearance Wednesday.

The search warrant that agents returned to the Wake County Court Clerk’s office said they had seized 27.5 grams of synthetic marijuana and several thousand dollars in cash along with a cell phone and other items.

According to the search warrant, agents saw a man ask for the synthetic marijuana on Sept. 16, and Prasad went into a back room and returned with several packets from which the man chose one.

Tuesday, Agent Ray Richardson asked to buy some of the drug, and Prasad went into the same room and brought out a 10-gram bag, they told a magistrate in asking for the warrant.

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