The owner of a convenience store in Opelousas has been accused of having and selling illegal drug items out of his store, the "One Stop" which is located at 731 East Landry Street.

After getting a search warrant for the business, deputies say they found 76 bags of marijuana that weighed about 3.5 grams each, 14 psilocybin mushroom bars, and 9 THC vapes leading to the allegations that these items were being sold out of the store.

According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff's officials, they started investigating after getting information from a confidential source.

While the search of the convenience store was happening, officials say the owner of the business, Ahmad Salaheddin Hassan, showed up at the store.

Officials with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office say Hassan cooperated with detectives and admitted the drugs were his.

Hassan's attorney then met the store owner at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Safety Complex.

He was charged and booked into the St. Landry jail on the following charges:

  • Two counts of possession with intent to distribute schedule I controlled dangerous substances
  • Three counts of possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance
  • Transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses

Detectives confiscated $9,352.85 at the scene last week.

If you have information about a crime, you can call the Crime Stoppers line in St. Landry Parish at 337-948-TIPS (8477). You will remain anonymous when giving information.

Another way to report activity is to download and use the P3 app on your phone. Again, this is an anonymous feature. No one will know it is you sending the information.

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