Shreveport business owner caught dealing drugs

Shreveport business owner caught dealing drugs

POSTED: Friday, October 26, 2012 - 10:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 26, 2012 - 10:34pm

A Shreveport business owner and another man are behind bars after they were allegedly caught in possession of synthetic marijuana Wednesday.

Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force raided a house on the 1100 block of Gooseberry Hill and recovered more than 2,100 grams of suspected synthetic marijuana, about $14,410 cash, two handguns and two rifles.

Sami Alshawakia, 35, was arrested for possession of schedule I with intent to distribute and illegal carrying of weapons. He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.

During a search at the Corner Store on the 600 block of E. 70th Street in Shreveport, agents found around 380 grams of marijuana, about $1,265 cash and one handgun. Wisam Sabatah, 30, of Bossier City, was arrested for distribution of schedule I and was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

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