Tag: smoke-shop

Queens South Narcotics Squad raids illegal smoke shop in Howard Beach


Mar. 14, 2024 By Bill Parry

Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato witnessed firsthand the NYPD’s latest crackdown on illicit operations in her own backyard. The raid, led by the Queens South Narcotics Squad, happened at Howard Puff Convenience on March 7, a mere stone’s throw from Pheffer Amato’s Howard Beach office at 159-55 102nd St.

Authorities raid illegal smoke shops in College Point and Whitestone, seize cannabis and tobacco products

Screenshot 2024-02-22 at 2.09.47 PM

Feb. 22, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Several illegal smoke shops in College Point and Whitestone were busted Tuesday by the NYC Sheriff’s Department. Officers seized a “tremendous amount” of flavored nicotine vapes, which are illegal in the state, as well as cannabis products such as edibles and joints that cannot be sold without a state license. The officers were able to fill dozens of large garbage bags with the confiscated products during the afternoon raids.  One of the locations targeted was Whitestone Essentials on 150th Street. The officers from the sheriff’s department, with assistance from the 109th Precinct, simultaneously raided…
Read More

Crooks nab $1,000 in knifepoint robbery of Ridgewood smoke shop: NYPD

Ridgewood robbery suspect

Sep. 25, 2023 By Anthony Medina Police from the 104th Precinct are asking the public to help identify the whereabouts of two suspects who robbed a smoke shop in Ridgewood last week. Police say the two unidentified males entered the smoke shop, located at 59-11 71 Ave. in Ridgewood, on Friday, Sept. 22, at approximately…
Read More