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2 East Valley men accused of selling illegal THC vaping cartridges

Sep 24, 2019, 5:00 PM | Updated: Sep 25, 2019, 8:49 am

(MCSO Photo)...

(MCSO Photo)

(MCSO Photo)

PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested two East Valley suspects last week accused of dealing illegal THC vaping cartridges through an online distribution website.

Charles Perry and Hyder Ahmed are facing charges of conspiracy to run an illegal enterprise and the sale of marijuana and narcotic drugs, the agency announced Tuesday in a press release.

Perry is also facing counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after firing shots at MCSO deputies, who were serving a search warrant at his Chandler residence last week. No deputies were injured during the encounter.

Deputies found more than 600 THC vaping cartridges, 70 THC edibles and 7 pounds of marijuana upon arresting the two men.

They also recovered several handguns, $15,000 in cash and $10,000 in counterfeit currency.

Perry and Ahmed were identified as suspects after undercover detectives made purchases from them from the Weedmaps website.

“Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to deliver outstanding results in their efforts to suppress the illegal distribution of illicit drugs concealed in ‘E cartridges,’” Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said in the release.

“The most recent seizures reinforce the fact that drug dealers will perpetuate violence to protect their products and profits.”

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2 East Valley men accused of selling illegal THC vaping cartridges