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Family Accused of Selling Drugs Out of Shelby Gas Station Returns to Court

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.

UPDATE: The preliminary exam was postponed at the request of the defense attorney.

Five family members accused of selling K2 and other drugs out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop are due back in 41-A District Court Thursday for their preliminary exam. 

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.

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Officers confiscated large quantities of the synthetic drug K2, also known as Spice, from both stores as well as a Sterling Heights storage unit following a search of the family's West Bloomfield and Sterling Heights homes.

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; 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.

Investigators said the suspects had been distributing synthetic marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, hydrocodone and marijuana out of their stores for several months.

  • Faize Dabish, 63, of West Bloomfield was arraigned on a felony charge of controlled substances - delivering and manufacturing, a charge that carries up to seven years and/or a $10,000 fine and a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a drug house, which carries a two-year jail sentence and or a $25,000 fine.
  • David Dabish, 39, of West Bloomfield was arraigned on charges of controlled substance - delivering and manufacturing, a charge that carries up to seven years and/or a $10,000 fine; controlled substance - possession and analogues, a felony that carries up to two-years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine and a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a drug house, which carries a two-year jail sentence and/or a $25,000 fine.
  • Dabish Dabish, 35, of Sterling Heights was arraigned on charges of controlled substances - delivering and manufacturing, a charge that carries up to seven years and/or a $10,000 fine; controlled substance - possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor that carries up to one-year in prison and/or a $2,000 fine, and a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a drug house, which carries a two-year jail sentence and/or a $25,000 fine.
  • Audrick Dabish, 18, of Sterling Heights was arraigned on charges of controlled substances - delivering and manufacturing, a charge that carries up to seven-years and/or a $10,000 fine; controlled substance- delivering and manufacturing marijuana, a felony that carries up to four-years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine; controlled substance - possession of methamphetamine and ecstasy, a felony that carries up to ten-years in prison and/or $15,000 fine and assaulting, resisting and obstructing a police officer, a felony that carries up to two-years in jail and/or $2,000 fine.
  • Dedrick Dabish, 17, of Sterling Heights was arraigned on charges of controlled substance - possession and analogues, a felony that carries up to two years in prison and or a $2,000 fine.

The family returns to court Thursday, Jan. 31, for a preliminary trial.

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Macomb Rocker February 02, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Dedrick....did you complete(elementary) school? Were you calling your mom a crack whore? looks like an abused one at that. Family looks retarded.
butt February 02, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Hey Dabish family, you're all going down! Justice will be swift and you'll all rot in a prison cell for a long, long time. I hope it was worth it!
butt February 02, 2013 at 07:30 PM
Since when has cocaine been legal?
Nancy February 02, 2013 at 07:30 PM
I'm in too! Letters need to be sent to prosecuters office too. Tell your friends to ban their business. Great comments too. Greed!
timothy matty February 03, 2013 at 12:41 AM
How about you all learn to shut up the Dabish family has done nothing wrong I hope all your kids smoked it when it was legal and now there sweating and can't stop this is what you all did to them you gave them the right to smoke it not us you have them the money right so it's your fault not ours I'm an employe here and we are not going to leave enough talking shit were here to stay!
Taxed Enuff Already February 03, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Now there's a well thought out, concise, intelligent statement. Composed by an imbecile.
Dedrick dabish February 03, 2013 at 02:53 AM
Keep trying to take us out haters, because we are hear to stay ! :D
butt February 03, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Hey Dabish, go back to school you putz! We are hear to stay? You sure that's right? How about you setup shop and do what you do best: Sell narcotics to the community's children.
butt February 03, 2013 at 03:24 AM
Timothy, your comment makes zero sense. I'm quite sure what you're trying to say here... I don't want you to hurt yourself, but perhaps you should think a little but more before you trying to put together any type of statement. Kind of like walking; one foot in front of the other... take your time... good! Pace yourself. One sentence at a time lad, don't try to over think it.
Krissy February 03, 2013 at 05:11 AM
Anyone who would support these idiots need their head examined! Now that we see what they think of the ones living in the community and don't want or care for your business, why would you? There are many gas stations and smoke shops in the area that will appreciate you! Ones that don't sell illegal narcotics!
butt February 03, 2013 at 05:52 AM
It's about as much of an intelligent response as I could have hoped from coming from an uneducated cur like yourself.
butt February 03, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Yeah, it's obvious that they don't care about anyone but themselves. Sure, a business exists to turn a profit, and while businesses don't have an obligation to be socially responsible, most folks that operate a small business tend to be community focused and they don't normally sell controlled substances to turn said profit. Community services DO NOT include peddling drugs to MY community. We'll see who gets the last laugh on this one.
Krissy February 03, 2013 at 06:49 AM
Maybe if the community can get together and get many to stand out front of both establishments, people will change their minds on spending any of their legally hard earned money there!
Barbara February 03, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Dedrick is a coward! Brave enough to hide behind a keyboard & spout filthy lies/ degrading comments. When suggested litigation is mentioned the coward deleted comments! To late....whole page was copied & saved....being sent with letters to all Legal Authorities involved with this case. Now an employee is spouting off...fool....just another opportunity to copy/save & send....showing the Authorities just how disrespectful those involved with this business are.
melissa February 03, 2013 at 03:34 PM
I actually ALMOST feel sorry for you Dedrick.. Being raised in a family of Felons you had no chance. And just to set the record straight... We are not TRYING "to take you out". You and your Brilliant drug dealing family have done that to yourselves.!!! We are just here to make sure you all get whats coming to you!
butt February 03, 2013 at 04:17 PM
I find it deplorable that Dedrick think someone is trying to "take" them out. What do you think happens when you commit a crime you mental midget? You go to jail! I guess if you didn't want all of this attention, you probably shouldn't have become a drug dealer.
Sarah Franklin February 03, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Barbara... I also read the disgusting post last evening from the 'screen name' Dedrick dabish suggesting parents are the ones at fault for kids buying the drugs. I also copied this blog post before it was deleted by the author or third party a few hours later. I would hope this can be traced, validated and entered as court evidence? Perhaps the Patch editor can retrieve the original message and URL source code and forward to the 41st District Court for further review.
Barbara February 03, 2013 at 05:05 PM
If they can't, the Judge most certainly can. Dedrick's Internet/Phone activity can be tracked, all the Judge would need to do is order the records to be turned over to the Court. Many people are under the assumption that if they delete things or use alternate identities online or phone they can't be traced. They couldn't be more mistaken.
Sarah Franklin February 03, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Barbara... Another thought-- Perhaps forward yesterday's erased blog postings to the Shelby Twp.Police Department from the screen name 'dedrick dabash'. This may encourage them to take lead role to investigate further with the Shelby Patch folks.
Barbara February 03, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Great idea Sarah! I'll check, I'm sure an attachment would go through to them....if one can email them.
melissa February 04, 2013 at 01:11 AM
Thanks for the great info ! I am on it and will be writing my letter tomorrow!
Sarah Franklin February 04, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Thanks for info on March 28th/1pm court date. That gives us all lots of time to plan for a huge demonstration at the courthouse with the proposed theme being ... Shelby residents against any Dabish plea bargains -- full trial with maximum jail terms for all needs to be our rallying cry! I will forward this information to Channel 7 action News
melissa February 04, 2013 at 02:04 AM
Sarah Please come and join Michigan Ban k2 on Face Book...! We welcome your support!
John February 04, 2013 at 08:37 PM
The "problem" is they were wildly successful. The hypocrites screaming for their heads need to look around and ask who was buying their products. Surly it wasn't the children of these propitious hypocrites... of course not.
Sarah Franklin February 04, 2013 at 10:30 PM
John, It is very interesting how you measure success. Geez ... I'm glad my children were brought up with a broader interpretation of what constitutes success in this world. and to think ... silly me ... that I always preached to my kids strong moral fiber and good character was the first and foremost attribute above everything else, hands-down above financial motivators. ... With your overall position, I would only guess that you also feel anyone has the right to exploit anyone else in this world couched under the phrase 'caveat emptor'. And if we have a society like that, then why have any laws at all-- simply let everyone (including our kids) fend for themselves while letting the pond scum reap the benefits. Yep, great idea John.
John February 05, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Didn't Jesus say something about casting the first stone? And I could swear he advocated for forgiveness. Oh that's right, you're a fascist, tyrant masquerading as reasoned and caring. Can't you find comfort in letting our societies law be carried out at the hands of a impartial Judge and our elected officials? Hanging? Seriously?? What a joke.
Shut down Express Gas & Woodstock February 05, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Legal or Not they need to be accountable for their actions.
Tom February 06, 2013 at 07:55 AM
What haters lmaooo! Get a life
Karen March 25, 2013 at 12:36 PM
They have smiles on their faces because they are sociopaths, not because things are going well for them. Evil runs deep in this family. They only care about themselves and could care less about other human beings. They need to be deported the moment they are let out of prison. Why is it that 90% of synthetic drug dealers are foreigners? Hmmmm
Karen March 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM
I couldn't agree more. They are responsible for much destruction in too many American families. I talk to victims and their families everyday. This family is pure evil. The community needs them out of business and gone! They are poison, much like the drugs they sell. No deal for these criminals. Let's write letters to the judge!

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