Local tobacco shop raided for synthetic marijuana--again
A tobacco shop recently raided for synthetic marijuana was site of another raid on Friday, after a series of complaints and a search warrant revealed a safe allegedly full of the banned substance.
Police received complaints that the Smoke Shack on Route 80 was again selling the synthetic marijuana for which is was raided less than a month ago. According to Prestonsburg Police Officer Trent Combs, who handled the investigation, the police department had received several complaints about the store selling the synthetic marijuana, but it was not until the department arrested another subject with the substance in his possession that they had enough information to seek a search warrant.
Combs said that the subject told police he had purchased the drug at the store. Combs said that police served the search warrant on the business and found over 700 packets of synthetic marijuana, with a value of just over $19,000. Combs said that the drugs were stored in a safe in a back room of the store.