80 lbs. of Synthetic Pot Found in Mpls. Drug Raid

Updated: 11/27/2012 2:43 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

More than 80 pounds of synthetic marijuana and $280,000 in cash were found after a raid of a Minneapolis tobacco shop.

30-year-old Mokrane Rahim has been charged with Fourth Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance to a Police Officer. Additional charges are pending.

Several tips led multiple agencies to the undercover operation, where a Minneapolis police officer bought the drug, also known as "K2" or "420", four times from Rahim.

He was a clerk of the tobacco store at the center of the sting in the 4600 block of Nicollet Ave South.

Search warrants were issued for the business and Rahim's home in New Brighton.

The synthetic marijuana, cash, a Mercedes Benz and jewelry were also confiscated during the search.