Cops Seize Bath Salts, Synthetic Pot at Hartford Gas Stations

Police seized synthetic pot, bath salts, counterfeit clothing and untaxed cigarettes when narcotic units raided two City Gas stations on Tuesday.

Arrest warrants were issued for people associated with the two gas stations on 1510 Albany Ave and 10 White Street.

Three employees were taken into custody at the scene.

Mohammed Shaheen, 51, of New Britain, Shiraj Mohammed, 50, of Newington, and Ahmed Mustak, 32, of Hartford all face charges of counterfeit stamps/labels, possession of hallucinogenics and intent to sell.

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Detectives were able to find 37 packs of synthetic marijuana and 1022 grams of bath salts hidden in the ceiling tiles of one of the businesses. Police also obtained 663 counterfeit knit winter hats with team logos embroidered on, a large amount of untaxed tobacco products and $28,187.

Earlier in the day, police said they were investigating a possible break-in at the Gas City on Albany Avenue. Police said the businesses were closed down but someone had burglarized one of them by forced entry. The burglary investigation is ongoing.