Police seize more synthetic marijuana

Local law enforcement teamed up for another successful synthetic marijuana raid.
At around 12:45 p.m. Friday, detectives from the MARMET Drug Task Force and the Marion City Police Department executed a search warrant at Shirts and Stuff, 451 North State St.

Approximately 50 packages of synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice" or "K/2," were seized from the store, along with numerous items needed to prepare and use the illegal drugs.

The drugs were sold under the brand names "Defiant Blue," "Defiant Summit" and "King Kush."

The task force launched an investigation after several complaints from local residents and obtained a search warrant after a controlled purchase of the drug.

The owners were cooperative during the execution of the search warrant and stated in a police department press release, "We thought it was legal because the distributors told us it was."

Drug trafficking charges on one person are pending with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office regarding the case.

This is the second raid in a little over a week. The first raid was executed on Jan. 19 at Marion Food Market when police seized 600 packages of "spice."

Maj. Bill Collins stated, "We will continue to investigate and charge those that choose to ignore the law."

Originally published in the Marion Star on January 28, 2012.

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