Arizona couple accused of accepting food stamps during drug deals

Suspects allegedly sold cocaine, spice, meth and THC cartridges at Glendale convenience store

Arizona couple accused of accepting food stamps during drug deals
Bejar Sadiq Abdulaziz has been accused of accepting food stamps during drug sales at his convenience store in Glendale. (Source: Arizona Attorney General's Office)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - An Arizona couple allegedly accepted food stamps while selling drugs out of their Glendale convenience store, state officials said.

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Bejar Sadiq Abdulaziz and Gretel De La Fuente Gamez have been indicted by a grand jury.

Abdulaziz and De La Fuente Gamez are facing charges of fraudulent schemes, money laundering, illegal control of an enterprise, theft, assisting a criminal syndicate, sale or transportation of dangerous drugs, sale or transportation of narcotic drugs and unlawful use of food stamps.

Brnovich said the two sold cocaine, spice, meth and THC vape cartridges. They allegedly received either cash or food stamps/SNAP benefits in exchange for the drugs.

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