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Deputies arrested a man for allegedly selling drugs while working at a pizza restaurant. October 3, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

Deputies arrested a man for allegedly selling drugs while working at a pizza restaurant. October 3, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

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OAKLAND PARK (CBSMiami) – Broward Sheriff’s deputies told CBS4 News undercover detectives purchased drugs at the Downtown Pizza Grill off Cypress Creek Road.

A police report stated on August 12th deputies purchased a “leafy green substance” from an employee which “field tested positive for cannabis”.

Undercover deputies went back on September 19th. A police report stated they “purchased a clear plastic bag containing white powder.”  They said it “field tested positive for cocaine.”

The police report also stated undercover deputies purchased $60 worth of cocaine again on September 2nd so they returned on September 13th with a search warrant.

Deputies arrested an employee named William “Billy” Hallstrom whom deputies said sold the undercover detectives the drugs.

Since a neighborhood grocery store is just 30 feet away, the law treats it the same as selling drugs near a school; the penalties are more severe.

Those who work at the store decline to be interviewed on camera, but told CBS4’s Brian Andrews Hallstrom doesn’t work there anymore.

We asked to speak to the manager of the Downtown Pizza Grill about the allegations that drugs were being sold out of the pizza joint.

Employees took Brian Andrews’ business card and said they’d get in touch with him.  As of Thursday night, October 3, no one has.

CBS4 News went to the address listed as Hallstrom’s on the arrest report. The address was an apartment complex with numerous units. A man in the parking lot told Andrews he’d never heard of Hallstrom.

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