Published: Oct 31, 2013 4:20 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police arrested two people for selling synthetic marijuana today.

Salem Seleiman, 18, was arrested for four counts of sale and possession of a synthetic narcotic. Seleiman was employed at the Sunoco Station, located at 2907 Cleveland Avenue.

Mohammed Rahman, 47, was arrested for one count of sale and possession of a synthetic narcotic. Rahman was employed at the Super Stop Food Store located at 3485 Fowler Street. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security was called to assist due to the fact that Rahman is in the United States on an expired work visa. A hold was placed on Rahman pending a federal hearing.

Recently, undercover officers opened a case to investigate the distribution of synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as “spice” from area convenience stores. In the first step of the investigation officers drafted a letter outlining the current law that was amended by Attorney General Pam Bondi. In summary, the law made it illegal to sell certain banned substances. The letter was hand delivered to every convenience store in the City of Fort Myers. The second step was to see if the stores were in compliance. Undercover detectives went to the stores and attempted to purchase the illegal substance. In the majority of cases, the stores were in compliance. However, three area stores continued to sell the synthetic marijuana and disregarded the educational letter.


The investigation remains active at this time.