Watford City business owner summoned for selling illegal substances near school

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. - A Watford City business owner has been summoned to court for selling illegal substances within a thousand feet of a school.

Falesteni Abuhamda owns the Tobacco Depot locations in Alexander and Watford City.

Court Documents say officers raided those locations in early April, and results from the state crime lab say several items tested positive for marijuana and hashish.

A representative from Tobacco Depot says that Abuhamda maintains his innocence. T

hey said the hemp products in question have less than three-tenths of a percent of THC and are not psychoactive. They went on to say the products are in line with North Dakota's century code.

Abuhamda faces four felony charges for possession and delivering within a thousand feet of the Alexander school and the Watford City Intermediate school.

A Preliminary hearing is scheduled for July. Abuhamda has been summoned to a bond hearing next week.