Bradenton gas station manager charged with selling synthetic marijuana

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on June 27, 2014 

MANATEE -- The manager of a Bradenton gas station has been charged with selling synthetic marijuana out of the business, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives last month executed a search warrant at the Marathon station at 5904 Cortez Road W., and confiscated numerous packets of suspected synthetic marijuana, sold as "K-2," according to a news release.

On Thursday, the station's manger, Hassan Lalani, 32, was arrested and charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance, according to the sheriff's office.

Lalani was released from the Manatee County jail after posting bonds totaling $4,500, according to the jail website.

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