The owner of East Greenwich Farm, a mini-mart at 360 Main St., was arrested Wednesday afternoon for selling synthetic marijuana to an undercover police officer. Police swept into the store at about 2:15 p.m., cordoning off the parking lot.
Rakeshkumar Patel was brought out of the store at 3:55 p.m. and taken to the police station. He faces one charge of delivery of a controlled substance.
“We launched an investigation about six months ago regarding synthetic marijuana and other narcotics being sold out of the store,” said Detective Sgt. Jon Chirnside.
About a dozen officers were involved in Wednesday’s arrest. Patel was the only employee in the store at the time of the raid.
Chirnside said police received several tips from customers and neighbors that prescription drugs and synthetic marijuana were being sold from the store but the raid did not turn up either item. The arrest stems from a…
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