Cheshire Gas Station Employee Sold Marijuana to High Schoolers: Police

High school students were getting marijuana for vape pens from a gas station in Cheshire, according to police, and a clerk is accused of selling it to them. 

Cheshire police said it was happening at the Gulf Gas Station at 197 Main St. and they arrested 30-year-old Ayad Nahshal, of Cheshire, Wednesday on a warrant charging him with two counts of sale of a controlled substance.

Police said they started investigating after receiving several complaints indicating that high school aged children were buying marijuana products -- DAB cartridges used with vape pens -- and alcoholic beverages from the clerk of the store.

When police arrested Nahshal, they also searched the premises and said they found several marijuana-based DAB cartridges in a box behind the counter.

Police said the cartridges have a metal and glass cylinder with yellowish liquid inside and are typically removed from their packaging, a red cardboard match box, at the point of sale. 

Nahshal was released after posting bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Sept. 4.

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