MINNEAPOLIS - A multi-agency sting operation that targeted both a business and a Twin Cities home has resulted in the seizure of more than 80 pounds of synthetic marijuana and $232,000 in cash.

Mokrane Rahim, age 30, is charged with Fourth Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance to a Police Officer. Additional charges may be filed in the case. Other charges may be considered.

A series of tips led the Minneapolis Fifth Precinct Community Response Team to conduct an undercover narcotics investigation into a tobacco store in the 4600 block of Nicollet Ave South.

Beginning in early November, an undercover Minneapolis police officer purchased synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or 420, from a clerk in the store four times.

Following the drug buys authorities issued warrants to search both the business and the clerk's home in New Brighton. On Wednesday November 21 officers from the Minneapolis, Transit and New Brighton Police Departments executed those warrants with help from federal agents.

Along with80pounds of synthetic drugs,team members seized over $190,000 in a suitcase at the suspect's home, and over $8000 from a microwave inside the business. Authorities also confiscated a Mercedes Benz and jewelry.

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