EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Three convenience stores in East St. Louis and some of their employees face numerous charges after more than 100 police officers and agents raided the stores Sunday morning searching for evidence of criminal activity.
The Saint Clair County state’s attorney charged three Crown Food Marts and some of their employees with 57 counts of criminal conduct.
The charges include possession and intent to deliver illegal drugs, and maintaining a public nuisance.
One of the employees charged as an individual is Majed Abusaid, also known as Mike Said. According to the criminal charges, Said, who lives in a $700,000 house in Creve Coeur, was charged with six felonies and two misdemeanors. The case is currently in front of a grand jury.
During the investigation at Crown Food Marts, agents seized a wide variety of synthetic drugs and pills that were labeled “Viagra.”
The city of East Saint Louis temporarily suspended the liquor licenses of the three food mart stores. One of the stores had its liquor license suspended during an unrelated action just a month ago.
During the raids, investigators were also looking for illegal drugs, weapons and other evidence of wrongdoing at three East St. Louis clubs: Posh, Club 103 and Club Rolex.