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New York: Van Busted; Staff Arrested For Cocaine, Ecstasy


By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

The CEO of a New York-based firm which refers patients to doctors authorizing medical marijuana has been arrested on felony drug charges, Lake Success Village police said on Friday.

Jason Draizin, 35, founder of, was arrested on August 22 along with three others after the van in which they were traveling was stopped on the Long Island Expressway in Great Neck, reports Thomas Maier at Newsday.

A black van promoting was pulled over after allegedly improperly entering the left lane of the Long Island Expressway while headed to a cannabis-related business event in New Jersey, according to Lt. Mark Staniszewski, deputy commanding officer with the Lake Success Police Department.

Police said they found "a sizable amount" of cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana inside the van. All four in the vehicle were charged with felony drug possession.

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