Liquor Store Clerk Busted For Allegedly Selling Pot

MONROVIA (CBS) —  A 29-year-old clerk has been arrested for allegedly selling marijuana to undercover investigators out of a liquor store in Monrovia.

Johnny Souhiel Khalil of Burbank was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession and sales of marijuana and attempting to purchase and receive stolen property, said John Carr of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC.)

“Authorities arrested Khalil following an ongoing investigation,” Carr said. “Khalil sold, gave away or facilitated the sale of marijuana to undercover investigators on three separate occasions.”

Khalil also allegedly negotiated the sale and purchase of property he believed was stolen, Carr said.

After seeing possible illegal activity, ABC investigators went undercover at House of Spirits at 501 W. Duarte Road, Carr said.

Khalil, who was held on $20,000 bail, was released just after midnight, according to the sheriff’s Inmate Information Center.

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