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2 Nashville stores padlocked over synthetic marijuana sales

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Nashville Discount Tobacco & Beer (Photo from Metro PD) Nashville Discount Tobacco & Beer (Photo from Metro PD)
Kwik Stop (Photo from Metro PD) Kwik Stop (Photo from Metro PD)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro police padlocked two Nashville convenience stores Monday afternoon after they were suspected of selling synthetic marijuana.

Officers were dispatched to Nashville Discount Tobacco & Beer in the 2300 block of Dickerson Road and Kwik Stop in the 2800 block of Smith Springs Road.

Osama Hezkyal owns both stores and now must appear in a Davidson County courtroom Tuesday.

Last month, a police operative bought 20 packs of 7H - a synthetic marijuana - at Kwik Stop.

Police previously arrested Hezkyal for selling 7H to an undercover officer.

The drug, according to police documents, acts a lot like marijuana but still allows a user to pass a drug test.

A police officer was also able to buy 20 packets of the same product at the Nashville Discount Tobacco & Beer.

Also, earlier this month, evidence surfaced the owner wanted a man to sell 20 packets of 7H at $30a piece and keep one package for himself.

In an unrelated case Monday, Metro police closed Stop N Shop on White Bridge Road after it was declared a public nuisance for allegedly selling beer to Middle Tennessee high school students.

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