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Lawsuit filed against Tobacco Junction store owner

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Shakir Abdul Memon, Catalina Ceballos, and Eva Linda Delapaz are all facing charges in connection with the raid. Shakir Abdul Memon, Catalina Ceballos, and Eva Linda Delapaz are all facing charges in connection with the raid.
During the investigation, narcotics officers seized more than eight pounds of synthetic cannabis. During the investigation, narcotics officers seized more than eight pounds of synthetic cannabis.

A tobacco store owner who was busted for selling synthetic marijuana, is in bigger trouble. The State of Texas has stepped in and filed a lawsuit against Tobacco Junction owner Abdul Shakir Memon.

According to the Attorney General's Office, they felt it was necessary to file this lawsuit to prevent the store from re-opening because of the severity of the drug's effects on users. 

On Friday, Narcotics Investigators raided Tobacco Junction #1 #2 and Memon's home on the City's Southside. That raid proved successful.

Officers confiscated 8 pounds of synthetic marijuana, more than $22,000 in cash, computers, handguns, cell phones, receipts and drug ledgers. According to court documents, the Attorney General worked with CCPD for several months.

Shakir Abdul Memon, 53, Catalina Ceballos, 44, and Eva Linda Delapaz, 33,  are facing charges of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance.

The lawsuit claims the store owner, Memon, sold synthetic marijuana knowing the harm it can cause. The state seeks immediate action. Monetary relief, which could cost Memon more than a million dollars and require the store's closure.

A court date has been set for next week.

The AG's Office plans to file more lawsuits like this one, seeking hefty fines from dealers.

CCPD says it will help them keep bigger synthetic dealers out of business for good. A lot of times, police will shut down a shop, only to see it re-open months later because penalties aren't steep enough.

Corpus Christi is one of the first cities to see the AG's Office step in like this.

The state also filed a lawsuit against a tobacco shop in Houston, after it was raided.

To read the full documents, click the link. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/20160630_tjunction_pop_stamped_filed.pdf

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