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Stephen D. Caraway

Chief of Police





500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209




Contact:  Sergeant Brian McGregor


Office: (504) 712-2252

Date: 11/1/2013

Kenner business owner arrested distributing synthetic marijuana

 Kenner - A Kenner business owner has been arrested for distributing synthetic marijuana.  

 On Thursday, October 31, 2013, detectives with the Kenner Police Department Narcotics Investigations Division executed search and arrests warrants at the business of the Baby Boy Food Mart, located at 1805 Airline Drive, in Kenner.   There detectives arrested the owner, Chang Zhu, 40, who provided the home address of 3500 Division Street, in Metairie, and charged him with Distribution of a Synthetic Cannabinoid (3-counts). 

 The investigation began when the Kenner Police Department received a Crimestopper tip and a complaint from a mother reporting that her daughter had overdosed and was hospitalized after using synthetic marijuana purchased from the business. 

 During an undercover investigation it was determined the Zhu was distributing synthetic marijuana and that he kept the product behind the counter out of view and would only sell it to people he became familiar with.  Zhu was charged concerning three undercover purchases that were made by detectives at the business.  Synthetic products were recovered during the search of the business.  Additional charges are possible after the product is examined and laboratory results are received. 

 At the time of this press release, Zhu remains in custody, no bond has been set. 

 Chief Steve Caraway encourages anyone with information concerning this incident, or anyone possessing or distributing illegal narcotics/ synthetic drugs to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, Kenner Police Drug Hotline (504) 466-3073, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

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Steve Caraway

Chief of Police


Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

Kenner Police:
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