Business owner cited after search

Business owner cited after search

HARDY, AR (KAIT) - A Sharp County business owner faces a drug citation after police searched his business.

According to the Sharp County Sheriff's Office, officers searched the Valero Gas Station, formerly known as the White Oak Station, on Main St. in Hardy on Monday.

Officers said they found a large amount of glass pipes used to smoke drugs in the business office.

According to a report, the pipes were marked for sale.

The owner, Iqbal "Ike" Mandani of Little Rock, said the pipes belonged to him

Mandani was cited for operating illegal drug paraphernalia business.

He will appear in court June 2.

According to the sheriff's office, the search was part of an ongoing investigation by the Sharp County Sheriff's Office, the Third Judicial Drug Task Force and Arkansas State Police.

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