Four men charged in connection with black market marijuana, mass tobacco trafficking.

BOSTON (WWLP) – Four men are charged in connection with a “significant black market marijuana and tobacco smuggling operation” in Woburn.

According to the Boston Department of Justice, four men have been arrested in connection with a major state and federal investigation into a large-scale organization illegally trafficking marijuana, tobacco and flavored vaping products out of Woburn and in stores across the state and in New York and New Hampshire.

Samuel Habib (43) of Stratham, New Hampshire is charged with the following:

  • Marijuana trafficking
  • Possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute
  • Possession of THC with intent to distribute (4 counts)
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (2 counts)
  • Distribution of THC
  • Distribution of marijuana

Charles Fisher (43) of Kingston, New Hampshire is charged with the following:

  • Marijuana trafficking
  • carry a gun
  • Carry a loaded gun
  • Possession of a firearm during a crime
  • Possession of ammunition without an FID card

Jason Stock (44) of Binghamton, New York, is charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of THC with intent to distribute.

Fadi Laioun (37) of Las Vegas, Nevada is charged with trafficking marijuana.

The year-long investigation was based in Woburn into the illegal trafficking of marijuana and THC-infused products, some of which contained traces of fentanyl, and distributed untaxed tobacco on the black market and an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), the majority of which were counterfeit. and flavored, in violation of the state ban on tobacco and flavored products – in commercial enterprises in the region.

A search warrant was executed at several commercial facilities in Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire. Approximately 750 pounds of marijuana, 250 cases of illegal vapes, 200 cases of THC-infused products, approximately $540,000 million, four vans and a luxury SUV were seized.