Law enforcement search and seize from Central Square vape shops


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CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. (WWTI) — Multiple law enforcement departments worked together to search and seize from local vape shops on September 24.

According to a press release from New York State Police, their officer teamed up with Central Square Police, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration to execute a search warrant at Lake Smoke and Vape Shop and E-Shop Cape Shop in Central Square on Friday.

As a result of the search, the law enforcement involved seized over 9,500 individual packages of flavored vape, and arrested 22-year-old Galal Fawozi Abdo A. Murshed from Utica for one count of unlawfully dealing with a child.

The investigation is ongoing.

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