SOUTH BEND – New charges have been filed against a man who runs a South Bend convience store.
Prosecutors believe Ebrahim al-Malabeh illegally sold Viagara and OxyContin inside the store. He was arraigned in court Thursday via video.
On Thursday he learned in addition to the three felony counts for the unlawful sale of prescription drugs, he would face two more charges for possession of prescription drugs.
al-Malabeh was arrested Monday as police raided the store and loaded a moving truck with boxes full of evidence.
On Thursday, workers reopened the doors for business.
A man who attended al-Malabeh's arraignment and identified himself only as Malabeh’s friend said the store's future is not in jeopardy.
"If the authorities want to close it, they can red-tag it," the man said. "They (investigators) did not do that.”
Investigators said the case is still active and they are still looking at the evidence taken from the store on Monday.