Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies raided eighteen businesses Friday in Jacksonville and Onslow County as authorities investigate “Black Magic” possibly being sold at the businesses.
The investigation by Jacksonville Police, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and NCIS began in October after there were reports of more than 40 medical emergencies with symptoms ranging from hallucinations, loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, chest pains, disorientation, and loss of memory.
“Black Magic”, along with “Pure Magic”, “White Knight”, “Black Diamond” and “Zen” tested positive for containing an indazole carboxamide, which is a Schedule I controlled substance, according to police.
The feds say Akram Abdel-Aziz has been arrested on drug charges. The 50-year-old man is accused of possession with intent to distribute a quantity of 5F-ADB, a synthetic cannabinoid listed as a Schedule I controlled substance.
Friday afternoon, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern N.C. District announced the arrest of Akram Abdel-Aziz, 50, on drug related charges stemming from the raids. He is charged with a criminal complaint with the possession with intent to distribute 5F-ADB, a synthetic cannabinoid listed as a Schedule I controlled substance, typically called “Black Magic.” Officials said it was sold at vape shops in Onslow, Craven, Wilson, Cumberland, New Hanover and Pamlico counties.
Authorities say the illegal liquid vaporizer has been sold at vape shops in Onslow, Craven, Wilson, Cumberland, New Hanover, and Pamlico counties.