Pittsburg clerk arrested for allegedly selling drugs on the job

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A Pittsburg convenience store clerk was arrested under suspicion of selling drugs to minors out of the store. 

According to the Pittsburg Police Department, they found a hidden storage compartment containing illegal products. 

Police said officers found the drugs while they were conducting a compliance check to ensure the store wasn’t selling tobacco to minors. 

The clerk sold tobacco to an underage decoy which prompted the search. 

In the 8-foot compartment, police found more than 3,000 flavored vape products and cigar wraps. Further searching revealed marijuana, mushrooms, and Vicodin pills. 

PPD said the clerk was selling these items out of the store. 

The clerk was arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to sell. 

“Selling tobacco to minors is a bad idea,” Pittsburg police said. “It’s worse when you hide and illegally sell drugs in your store.”

Police did not disclose the location of the store. 


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