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A Florida sushi owner has been arrested for allegedly using his restaurant to run a drug deal, police said.
Hai Thanh Bui, 40, of Pinellas Park, was arrested Friday and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on 21 counts, online court records show.
The arrest came after undercover officers made drug purchases from Bui, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
On Friday, just after 1:20 a.m. m., Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a search of Bui, Oishi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi restaurant in St. Petersburg, according to an arrest report obtained by WFLA-TV.
Hai Thanh Bui Age
Hai Thanh Bui is 40 years old.
Drug Dealer Arrested
During the search, agents discovered a safe containing about 750 grams of cocaine, more than 980 grams of MDMA, 65 grams of ketamine, 10 grams of Adderrall and 20 grams of oxycodone, according to the station.
Agents also found recreational property in the vehicle that contained multiple firearms, including two rifles and six pistols, according to the arrest report.
Records indicate that Bui was previously convicted in 2004 of charges related to drug distribution, meaning having firearms in his possession was a felony.
Online court records show Bui remains in custody as of Sunday afternoon. It was not clear if she had retained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
Fox News has reached out to the sheriff’s office for comment.