CPSO Vice

CPSO Vice

TOTALLY HITS RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vice Division began an investigation in November of 2013 after detectives received numerous complaints about a store, Up in Smoke, located at 869 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, directly across the road from Sam Houston High School in Moss Bluff, whose apparent primary sales was tobacco-type products.

Through the investigation detectives learned some of the products for sale at the store were glass smoking devices and containers used to hide objects (otherwise known as “hideaways”). The hideaways resemble Coke cans, cleaning supplies, or other common household products and have a hidden compartment located in them.

Investigators also observed on the shelves and available for sale synthetic urine which is used in place of a person’s real urine who is taking a urine drug screen test and detox liquids which claim to cleanse the body prior to a drug screening.

Detectives were able to utilize an undercover agent who purchased the synthetic urine and detox on numerous occasions under the pretense of using it to pass a drug screening. During some of the undercover buys the employees would offer guidance on how the product should be used to falsify a drug screening.

Also, Vice detectives performed the same type undercover investigations at Blaze, a smoke shop located at 3427 Ryan Street in Lake Charles. Detectives made numerous buys of synthetic urine and detox liquids from Blaze, as well as purchasing glass smoking devices.

Further, detectives performed undercover operations at nine (9) convenience stores in Calcasieu Parish where synthetic urine and/or detox liquids were sold. The clerk who sold the items from each store was issued a misdemeanor summons unlawful Sales of Supplying a Product for the purpose of Falsifying a Drug Screening

Up In Smoke Arrests

Lillian Mitchell, 40, 3602 Center Street, Lake Charles, 7 counts of Unlawful Sales of Supplying a Product for the purpose of Falsifying a Drug Screening; illegal use of U. S. currency – Bond set at $34,000

John Garrett, 45, 3602 Center Street, Lake Charles, 3 counts of Unlawful Sales of Supplying a Product for the purpose of Falsifying a Drug Screening – Bond set at $14,000

Blaze Arrests

Yossi Galamidi, 35, 113 W. 15th Street, Lake Charles, 2 counts of Unlawful Sales of Supplying a Product for the purpose of Falsifying a Drug Screening; illegal use of U. S. currency – Bond set at $15,000

Dylon Dugas, 20, 4510 Common Street, Lake Charles, 4 counts of Unlawful Sales of Supplying a Product for the purpose of Falsifying a Drug Screening – Bond set at $40,000

Andrew Singer, 25, 1607 Campfire Road, Lake Charles,. 1 count of Unlawful Sales of Supplying a Product for the purpose of Falsifying a Drug Screening – Bond set at $10,000.

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