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Family Accused of Selling Drugs Out of Shelby Gas Station Returns to Court

Five family members are facing felony charges stemming from allegations that they sold synthetic marijuana and other drugs from the Citgo Gas Station, now Express Gas, and Woodstock Smoke Shop on Van Dyke in Shelby Township.

UPDATE: The preliminary exam was postponed at the request of the defense attorney.

Five family members accused of selling K2 and other drugs out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop are due back in 41-A District Court Thursday for their preliminary exam. 

The Dabish family – a mother, two sons and two grandsons – were arrested in October 2012 after Shelby Township police and federal agents raided the former Citgo Gas Station, now Express Gas, and Woodstock Smoke Shop on Van Dyke at 21 Mile Road.

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Officers confiscated large quantities of the synthetic drug K2, also known as Spice, from both stores as well as a Sterling Heights storage unit following a search of the family's West Bloomfield and Sterling Heights homes.

The owner of the gas station, Faize Dabish, 63, of West Bloomfield; her sons, David Dabish, 39; Derick Dabish, 31, and Dabish Dabish, 35, of West Bloomfield and Sterling Heights; and grandsons Audrick Dabish, 18, and Dedrick Dabish, 17, both of Sterling Heights, were arraigned in December 2012 on multiple felony charges, including delivering and manufacturing controlled substances, maintaining a drug house and possession of a controlled substance.

Investigators said the suspects had been distributing synthetic marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, hydrocodone and marijuana out of their stores for several months.

  • Faize Dabish, 63, of West Bloomfield was arraigned on a felony charge of controlled substances - delivering and manufacturing, a charge that carries up to seven years and/or a $10,000 fine and a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a drug house, which carries a two-year jail sentence and or a $25,000 fine.
  • David Dabish, 39, of West Bloomfield was arraigned on charges of controlled substance - delivering and manufacturing, a charge that carries up to seven years and/or a $10,000 fine; controlled substance - possession and analogues, a felony that carries up to two-years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine and a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a drug house, which carries a two-year jail sentence and/or a $25,000 fine.
  • Dabish Dabish, 35, of Sterling Heights was arraigned on charges of controlled substances - delivering and manufacturing, a charge that carries up to seven years and/or a $10,000 fine; controlled substance - possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor that carries up to one-year in prison and/or a $2,000 fine, and a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a drug house, which carries a two-year jail sentence and/or a $25,000 fine.
  • Audrick Dabish, 18, of Sterling Heights was arraigned on charges of controlled substances - delivering and manufacturing, a charge that carries up to seven-years and/or a $10,000 fine; controlled substance- delivering and manufacturing marijuana, a felony that carries up to four-years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine; controlled substance - possession of methamphetamine and ecstasy, a felony that carries up to ten-years in prison and/or $15,000 fine and assaulting, resisting and obstructing a police officer, a felony that carries up to two-years in jail and/or $2,000 fine.
  • Dedrick Dabish, 17, of Sterling Heights was arraigned on charges of controlled substance - possession and analogues, a felony that carries up to two years in prison and or a $2,000 fine.

The family returns to court Thursday, Jan. 31, for a preliminary trial.

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John February 05, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Didn't Jesus say something about casting the first stone? And I could swear he advocated for forgiveness. Oh that's right, you're a fascist, tyrant masquerading as reasoned and caring. Can't you find comfort in letting our societies law be carried out at the hands of a impartial Judge and our elected officials? Hanging? Seriously?? What a joke.
Shut down Express Gas & Woodstock February 05, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Legal or Not they need to be accountable for their actions.
Tom February 06, 2013 at 07:55 AM
What haters lmaooo! Get a life
Karen March 25, 2013 at 12:36 PM
They have smiles on their faces because they are sociopaths, not because things are going well for them. Evil runs deep in this family. They only care about themselves and could care less about other human beings. They need to be deported the moment they are let out of prison. Why is it that 90% of synthetic drug dealers are foreigners? Hmmmm
Karen March 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM
I couldn't agree more. They are responsible for much destruction in too many American families. I talk to victims and their families everyday. This family is pure evil. The community needs them out of business and gone! They are poison, much like the drugs they sell. No deal for these criminals. Let's write letters to the judge!

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