Valley Stream smoke shop manager charged in sale of THC products


A manager at a smoke shop in Valley Stream was arrested after Nassau police discovered vape cartridges containing tetrahydrocannabinol — the active ingredient in cannabis — being sold without a license.

Lara Vasilakos, 44, was taken into custody on Feb. 23 — the latest in a spate of individual arrests for similar violations at smoke shops and convenience stores across Long Island.

Police also seized the THC-laced products and cash from the Spot Convenience Smoke Shop on Rockaway Avenue.

Vasilakos was charged with criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance and arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead. She is due back in court on March 2.

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