Authorities close 2 Bronx smoke shops accused of unlicensed cannabis sales

Authorities say a joint task force conducting cigarette tax inspections found all of the product on Wednesday at Highflix and ‘Mace The Great Deli Delight, both located on Broadway.

Dan Serafin and Adolfo Carrion

Apr 12, 2023, 9:26 PM

Updated 409 days ago

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Two smoke shops in Marble accused of selling unlicensed marijuana have been shut down.  
Authorities say a joint task force conducting cigarette tax inspections found all of the product on Wednesday at Highflix and Mace The Great Deli Delight, both located on Broadway.  
Six people were taken into custody. Police say the two stores had approximately 30 pounds of marijuana, including edibles and pre-rolled joints, as well as untaxed cigarettes  
“In regards to the cannabis, we probably have about 25 pounds of cannabis at this location, the location down the block there’s probably another 5 or 6 pounds at that location. There's edibles, which have THC and cannabis in it, and then there's pre-rolls that are being sold too in addition to illegally taxed cigarettes and flavored tobacco that we also seized,” said Phillip Schaffroth Jr, chief of detectives for the New York City Sheriff’s Office.  
All six people taken into custody were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, among other charges. 


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