Court Date Postponed for Family Accused of Selling Drugs Out of Shelby Gas Station
Five family members are facing felony charges stemming from allegations that they sold synthetic marijuana and other drugs from the Citgo Gas Station, now Express Gas, and Woodstock Smoke Shop on Van Dyke in Shelby Township.
The case involving five family members accused of selling K2 and other drugs out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop has been postponed until March for purposes of discovery.
The Dabish family – a mother, two sons and two grandsons – were arrested in October 2012 after Shelby Township police and federal agents raided the former Citgo Gas Station, now Express Gas, and Woodstock Smoke Shop on Van Dyke at 21 Mile Road.
The family was scheduled for their preliminary exam Thursday before Judge Douglas P. Shepherd in 41-A District Court. Having previously waived their 14-day right to a preliminary examination, Shepherd approved defense attorney Ron Marsh's request to adjourn the exam to allow additional time for case information to be obtained.
The owner of the gas station, Faize Dabish, 63, of West Bloomfield; her sons, David Dabish, 39; Derick Dabish, 31, and Dabish Dabish, 35, of West Bloomfield and Sterling Heights, respectively; and grandsons Audrick Dabish, 18, and Dedrick Dabish, 17, both of Sterling Heights, were arraigned in December 2012 on multiple felony charges, including delivering and manufacturing controlled substances, maintaining a drug house and possession of a controlled substance.
Officers confiscated large quantities of the synthetic drug K2, also known as Spice, from the family's gas station and smoke shop in October. More of the drug was found in a Sterling Heights storage unit following a search of the family's West Bloomfield and Sterling Heights homes.
Investigators said the suspects had been distributing synthetic marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, hydrocodone and marijuana out of their stores for several months.
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