Jacksonville man pleads guilty to selling Spice

JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY - A Jacksonville man pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling the illegal synthetic drug known as "Spice."

The second day of Mohammed Dahmash's trial was scheduled to take place Wednesday, but Dahmash instead accepted a plea deal with prosecuting attorneys.

Dahmash pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver Spice within 1,000 feet of a child care center. He was sentenced to between 20 to 33  months in prison.

Jacksonville Police said they found Spice being sold at Dahmash's store, Discount Tobacco at 331 Western Blvd., on Sept. 20, 2011. More than 34,000 grams of Spice (75.5 pounds.) with a retail value of $1,021,830 were seized from the business, according to investigators.

The business was located in the same strip mall as a child care center.

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