A 36-year-old man is in jail after police say he used his Norfolk business as a front to sell marijuana.
Corey Tonail Mills is accused of selling marijuana out of Entertainment Galore, a business located at 7914 Old Ocean View Road that sells skateboards and accessories, adult movies and gaming systems.
Mills is also accused of keeping a semi-automatic pistol in his possession while he was selling the marijuana, according to documents filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.
Mills was arrested after an investigation that involved controlled buys of marijuana from him at Entertainment Galore. The drugs were field tested and were positive for marijuana, court documents state.
A March 1 search of Mill’s Virginia Beach home, located on the 3600 block of East Virginia Beach Boulevard, revealed marijuana, packaging materials, a digital scale, a plastic bag with residue, a grinder and a Glock 19 handgun.
Mills was arrested on March 1 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a gun on a person with schedule I, II narcotics and possession of marijuana.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in Virginia Beach General District Court on March 13. He is currently being held without bond in the Norfolk City Jail.
The jail’s inmate search also lists Mills as being charges with six counts of distributing a controlled substance on school property; six counts of possession of drugs with the intent to sell or distribute them; and conspiracy to distribute drugs.
These charges stem from incidents that took place between Dec. 6, 2016 and Feb. 9, but it is not clear which jurisdictions he is charged in. The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office did not respond immediately for comment.
There is little information available online about Entertainment Galore. A business entity search did not list the store or who owns it, but court documents state that Mills is the owner and operator of the store.
Workers at the Smoke Shack next to Entertainment Galore said that the business was raided by police on March 1.
On Tuesday, a Southside Daily reporter went to the store. A clerk declined to comment on the story, but hanging on the front door was an advertisement for Shine 24k gold rolling papers.
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