MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The suspect arrested for allegedly storing $1.3 million worth of spice in two west Mobile storage units was given $1 million bond – $500,000 of which he must pay in cash.
Tamer Foqahaa, 33, is charged with two counts of trafficking illegal drugs.
Mobile Police said the suspect stored the spice at Public Storage at the Azalea Road and Hillcrest Road locations.
“We’ve obviously hit a rung in the ladder that was up way above the street level,” said Barber.
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The suspect’s attorney, Johnny Brutkiewicz said the bond was too high.
“Although he set him a bond we do not believe that the bond was reasonable. As a matter of fact it’s almost akin to not having any bond at all,” said Brutkiewicz.
The prosecution said the suspect is a flight risk and if he makes bond, he will have to give up his passport.
Brutkiewicz said his client has no reason to leave.
“He’s from Jerusalem, he’s lived the Untied States for 11 years, he’s got a wife, he’s got kids that go to public schools, he works in construction he’s never been in any trouble whatsoever,” said Brutkiewicz.
FOX10 News looked into the suspect’s past. A gas station worker in Baldwin County says he used to own a gas station in Magnolia Springs and he is a ” good guy.”
More details about the suspect and his alleged spice operation are expected at his preliminary hearing May 28. We will let you know what happens.