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Jan 17, 2013 2:42 PM

Lexington Police Arrest, Cite Almost 10 People In Food Stamp Fraud Case

Lexington Police spent a lot of the day Wednesday arresting and citing close to ten people for an illegal trade exchanging food stamps for drugs.

The Barter House was just one of four spots where police say that kind of activity was going down. They began to put a stop to it Wednesday.

By raiding a store on Loudon Avenue as well as a Marathon on Centre Parkway, police took several people into custody, as well as at the E-Z Stop on Georgetown Street, and a home on Campbell Lane. Charles Morton, Rami Najim, and Raad Mesmar all face several welfare fraud charges, and police believe they all were working together too.

Police say sometimes pills were being given for food stamps, other times synthetic marijuana.

In addition to those three people identified and arrested, several others were sited as well.

Police say there could be more arrests.

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