Five relatives accused of distributing K2 at two Shelby Township businesses were arraigned today on criminal charges, police said.
Shelby Township Police Chief Roland Woelkers said members of the Dabish family sold the substance at their Citgo gas station and Woodstock Smoke Shop, on Van Dyke between 21 Mile and 22 Mile roads, after a law banning it passed earlier this year.
Woelkers said investigators searched five locations, including the businesses, two residences and a storage shed, about a month ago. He said they discovered thousands of dollars worth of K2, as well as smaller quantities of cocaine and marijuana.
Police said Audrick David Dabish, 18, of Sterling Heights; Dabish Jeffery-Adel Dabish, 35, of West Bloomfield; and David Adel Dabish, 39, of Sterling Heights were arraigned in 41A District Court on three controlled substance offenses. Audrick Dabish was also charged with resisting/assaulting a police officer.
In the same court, Dedrick David Dabish, 17, of Sterling Heights was arraigned on one controlled substance charge and Faize Adel Dabish, 63, of West Bloomfield was arraigned on two controlled substance charges.
Woelkers said Faize Dabish is the mother of at least one of the other defendants and grandmother to two of them.
He said a sixth person connected to the case is in custody in another jurisdiction.
Woelkers said the investigation was a months-long effort that involved Shelby Township police, Michigan State Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency.