East Providence man arrested on synthetic marijuana charges

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NORTH SCITUATE — An East Providence man was among seven people arrested on drug distribution charges by members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the Smithfield Police Department and the West Warwick Police Department, the Rhode Island State Police announced Friday, Feb. 14.

City resident Harry Gyuleseryan was arrested by police at the Star Petrol location on 173 Danielson Pike in Foster as members of the State Police HIDTA Task Force, Smithfield Police Department, West Warwick Police Department and the Foster Police Department executed court authorized search warrants at theses locations as well: Twin River Mini Mart, 151 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Convenience Plus, 177 Legris Avenue, West Warwick and Shell Fuel Station, 6 Providence Street, West Warwick

The arrests are the result of a coordinated effort to attack the prevalence of synthetic cannabinoids, a substance often referred to or marketed as “synthetic pot,” “herbal incense,” “spice” and “bath salts.”  These drugs are much more dangerous than their naturally occurring counterparts. Unlike the drugs they try to mimic, synthetic  cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones have been known to cause people to become violent or delirious, and can also cause high blood pressure, vomiting, and a number of deadly health complications.

The search warrants resulted in the seizure of over 1,200 packets of synthetic marijuana and over $21,000 in United States currency.

The complete list of those who were arrested as a result of this continuing investigation is as follows:

Hassen Badshah Khan, age 55, of 33 Prospect Street, Apartment 401, Fall River, Massachusetts was arrested related to the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at Twin River Mini Mart, 151 Douglas Pike, Smithfield.  He will be arraigned for seven (7) counts of Delivery of a Schedule I Narcotic to an Undercover Police Officer and one count of Possession of a Schedule I Narcotic with Intent to Deliver in Third Division District Court later today.

Harry Gyuleseryan, age 24, of 17 Roma Street, East Providence, relating to the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at Star Petrol, 173 Danielson Pike, Foster.  He will be charged with Delivery of a Schedule I Narcotic to an Undercover Police Officer in Third Division District Court later today.

Paul Gyuleseryan, age 26, of 180 Cardinal Street, Cranston relating to the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at Star Petrol, 173 Danielson Pike, Foster.   He will be charged with Delivery of a Schedule I Narcotic to an Undercover Police Officer in Third Division District Court later today.

Daniel Squires, age 29, of 180 Cardinal Street, Cranston relating to the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at Star Petrol, 173 Danielson Pike, Foster.   He will be charged with Delivery of a Schedule I Narcotic to an Undercover Police Officer in Third Division District Court later today.

Karuna Mehta, age 43, of 205 Douglas Pike, North Smithfield, relating to the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at Convenience Plus, 177 Legris Avenue, West Warwick.  She will be charged with Delivery of a Schedule I Narcotic to an Undercover Police Officer in Third Division District Court later today.

Muhammad Abdul Jabbar, age 37, of 74 Lambert St, Apt. 101, Cranston  relating to the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at Convenience Plus, 177 Legris Avenue, West Warwick.  He will be charged with Delivery of a Schedule I Narcotic to an Undercover Police Officer in Third Division District Court later today.

Mian Saleen, age 29, of 128 Patriot Way, West Greenwich, relating to the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at the Shell Fuel Station, 6 Providence Street, West Warwick.  He will be charged with of Delivery of a Schedule I Narcotic to an Undercover Police Officer in Third Division District Court later today.

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