By Forum Staff
State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Woodhaven) this weekend commended the NYC Sheriff’s Joint Compliance Task Force, which includes the NYPD, for addressing illegal activity at a smoke shop called Magic Pack, located at 84-17 Jamaica Ave., in Woodhaven.
On Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, the NYC Sheriff’s Joint Compliance Task Force conducted an inspection of Magic Pack. The operator of the location was arrested and charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree and Criminal Possession of Cannabis in the 2nd degree, according to the Sheriff’s Office. There were 2 Notice of Violations (NOV’s) with 10 violations and 67 counts of violations, and an estimated $56,700.00 in penalties.
The NYC Sheriff’s Joint Compliance Task Force said the following contraband items were seized: flavored vape products, THC vapes, packages of THC flower weighing a total of 4.45 pounds, THC pre-roll weighing a total of 1.8 pounds and packages of THC edibles weighing a total of 29.1 pounds.
The next steps involve a court date for the operator, at that point it will be determined whether the location will remain open. Until the court date, the business can operate.
“I want to thank the NYC Sheriff’s Joint Compliance Task Force, and everyone involved who made this possible,” Addabbo said. “The residents do not want to tolerate the illegal sale of cannabis and cannabis-related products in their community.”