Store clerk charged after student overdoses on synthetic vape product

Hubaishi Credit: Mooresville Police

A vape store clerk is facing charges after police a synthetic product was sold to a high school student who later overdosed. 

According to Mooresville Police, the vape product was sold as "Black Diamond" CBD oil at Tobacco & Vapor. However, authorities say the CBD oil was in fact a synthetic cannabinoid known by the chemical name, 5-Fluoro ADB and FUB-AMB. Both as Schedule 1 Controlled Substances. 

Detectives searched the store, located at 981 North Main Street, and seized nine additional vials of "Black Diamond," which they say were hidden throughout the store. They also seized more than $6,000 in cash. Police began investigating after a student at Mooresville High School overdosed using the product purchased at the shop. 

According to the World Health Organization, side effects of 5-Fluoro ADB include:

  • rapid loss of consciousness/coma;
  • cardiovascular effects such as hypertension, chest pain,
  • myocardial infarction and stroke;
  • seizures and convulsions;
  • vomiting,
  • delirium,
  • agitation and psychosis;
  • and aggressive and violent behavior.
  • Sudden death has also been reported

The store clerk accused of selling the illegal vape oil, 31-year-old Rashad Naji Mohsen Al Hubaishi, of Yemen, was charged with nine felony drug counts related to possessing and selling a Schedule I Controlled Substance. 

He was placed in the Iredell County Jail under a $75,000 secured bond.