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Smoke shop owner makes deal, pleads guilty

2 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago October 13, 2014 Oct 13, 2014 Monday, October 13 2014 October 13, 2014 10:04 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

LAKE CHARLES - A Lake Charles smoke shop owner is getting his 12,000 smoking pipes back but he can't sell them in Louisiana.

The American Press reports that's the plea deal store owner Yossi Galimidi made Friday in district court.

Galimidi pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of supplying products to falsify drug screens. Prosecutors dropped six other counts.

Judge Ron Ware deferred Galimidi's sentence and gave him a year's unsupervised probation.

Galimidi intends to sell the pipes in businesses he owns out of state.

Smoke shops and convenience stores selling synthetic urine were raided by authorities in May.

Synthetic urine was found in Galimidi's shop and house, although it was not for sale on the shelves. Authorities seized glass smoking pipes and other items.

Galimidi paid a $2,400 fine.

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