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13-Year-Old Says He 'Tripped Out' on Substance Allegedly Bought at Shelby Gas Station

The teen's mother, who is accused of providing him with the substance, told police the product was purchased at Express Gas, which is one of two Shelby Township businesses currently under investigation for drug sales.

Despite being at the center of an ongoing criminal case, Shelby Township police say they are still receiving complaints of drug activity at the Express Gas on Van Dyke, with one of the most recent reports coming from Clinton Township.

A Clinton Township mother accused of providing smoking material to her 13-year-old son told police that she purchased the substance in question at the Shelby Township gas station, one of two businesses owned by the Dabish family. 

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The 30-year-old described the substance as an odor-eating material. She denied giving it to her son to smoke and did not specify when she had purchased the item, police say.

Five members of 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.

During the raid, officers confiscated large quantities of the synthetic drug K2, also known as Spice. Investigators also reported the suspects had been distributing synthetic marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, hydrocodone and marijuana out of their stores for several months.

Shelby Township Police Chief Roland Woelkers told Patch Friday that despite the ongoing criminal case, his department is still receiving complaints of drug activity at the gas station.

“It’s an open investigation,” Woelkers said. “We’re aware of what is going on there. We’ve looked at several items and had them tested, but they’re not illegal under the law as of yet.”

The substance purchased by the Clinton Township woman, described in the police report as a ½-by-1 inch piece of material stored in a baggie and known as “sheets,” is not believed to be illegal. However, Clinton Township police have been in contact with both Shelby Township police and child protective services.

Police were called to a home in Clinton Township shortly before 5 p.m. Feb. 12 for a report of a 13-year-old boy believed to have overdosed on some unknown drug.

A neighbor told police she thought the boy was acting strangely and took him to a relative’s home, as his mother wasn’t around at the time. The boy was transported to a nearby hospital where he told police he had smoked a drug called “sheets,” according to the police report.

The boy told police his mother had shown him how to smoke the material as a pain reliever after he had experienced a bad nosebleed. He said he “tripped out” on the substance and later smoked it with his mother a second time. He told police he found more of the substance on Feb. 12 and passed out after smoking it, saying his “trip was bad,” according to the police report.

The mother denied any knowledge of her son smoking the substance, but later told police she believed he was referring to an odor-eating material she had purchased at Express Gas. Police referred the case to child protective services.

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.

Their preliminary trial in 41A District Court was postponed until March for purposes of discovery.

judy Martin February 16, 2013 at 09:46 PM
I know this is way,way off the subject.But does any one know of a stock club?That meets in Shelby to discuss stocks and investments Thank you!
Sarah Franklin February 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Wow -- Stocks of what? and investments in what? Spice and K2? You are clearly right that your response is way off subject. This is a serious article that is very important to this local community, in my opinion at least. Per previous articles covering this family of thugs, the Community needs to keep the pressure on this enterprise and hopefully the police department is as well with undercover agents monitoring these businesses daily. I would be glad to volunteer my time to picket in front of this business to help keep Community awareness high that this place continues to be the epicenter of probable drug distribution.
judy Martin February 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM
You truly are an ignorant person,have you heard of the stock market and investments in companies?Like I said you cant change stupid!!!!
Sarah Franklin February 16, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Are you sure you are not a regular customer of Gas Express?? Sure sounds like you use their products with some degree of frequency based on your comments here and on several previous blogs.
Sarah Franklin February 18, 2013 at 02:00 AM
suggest extending this planning meeting invitation directly to the Township Supervisor, Board Members and Police Chief as their support is important to make any rally both legal and effective. Everyone doesn't read the Shelby Patch so perhaps getting coverage in other local media for the March 4 event will be helpful
Bank2 February 18, 2013 at 02:08 AM
I will extend the invitation to anybody who may be intrested from Shelby Township. The March 04th meeting will give the community the oppurtunity to discuss the activities going on in our community. We will also discuss an action plan and establish a rally date. I believe it is important for the community to keep pressure on the justice system. We need to also find out how we can get the State involved. They are selling legal synthetic drugs.
Bank2 February 18, 2013 at 02:17 AM
We have a lot of work ahead of us as a community.
Bank2 February 18, 2013 at 02:30 AM
March 04,2013 we will be conducting a community meeting to talk about the legal synthetic drugs that are being sold in our community. We must bring awareness to the problem.
W.F.729 February 18, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Mother of the year candidate right there! Obviously this doesn't even qualify as bad parenting as it is not even parenting at all. Maybe any community meeting should include some information on parenting. It can't hurt to make sure everyone is on the same boat and is equipped with the tools to prevent teenage drug use. The drugs will always be available. Plant food. Incense. Balt salts. Now today, odor eaters. Tomorrow it will be dishwasher detergent, fish tank cleaner or anything else not meant for human consumption. And the kids will know. They will always know. So please make sure they know what will happen if they abuse the stuff.
Nancy February 18, 2013 at 04:07 PM
These peole at the gas station know once again what the odor eater is being used for. They dont care! And its difficult to keep track of all the different chemicles. They know it and the companies know it. Remember they wouldn't care if you was outside having a heartattack. Because its none if their business. That was quoted and taped from ch 2 news. So they dont care if your brain fries.
Macomb Rocker March 02, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Wow, can't beleive this mom is so stupid. I can't even think of an excuse except she should be forcibly sterolized as not to breed anymore. To come from Clinton to Shelby to buy that stuff too? Mom and son probably do it together.
Bank2 March 02, 2013 at 05:04 PM
I am amazed every time I read this story. I cannot believe a mother would give their hold this poision. The sad thing is that this mother rightfully so will receive a harsh penalty while the known store owners walk free. Following both cases it will be Intresting to see if the mother receives a stricter prosecution than the store owners that have been caught selling illegal drugs.

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