5 Facing Charges in Vape, Cannabis Sales

Suffolk County Police arrested five people Thursday on charges of  selling vape products, cannabis and alcohol to people under the age of 21 during compliance checks at multiple businesses in the Second Precinct.

In response to community complaints, Second Precinct Crime Section officers, checked nine locations
for age compliance related to sales of vape products.

Police said the following people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 2nd Degree and  Sale of Flavored Products after selling vape products to an underage police agent:

• Mehboog Patel, 55, of Hicksville, employed at Huntington Smoke&Cigar, 517 E.
Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station
• Shatha Sheela, 22, of Jericho, employed at Venom X,  217 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station
• Piara Singh, 61, of Huntington Station, employed at FMS Vapes, 825 Walt Whitman
Road, Melville
• Abdul Shakoor, 42, of Selden, employed at Rollie’s Smoke III,  144 W. Hills Road,
Huntington Station

Akash Deep Singh, 22, of Floral Park, employed at A to Z Smoke & Convenience,  581 W.
Jericho Turnpike, Huntington sold cannabis and alcohol to an underage police agent. He was charged
with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child First Degree, Unlawful Sale of Cannabis and Sale of Cannabis
without a License.

All five were issued Field Appearance Tickets and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central
Islip on a later date.

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