Police seize at least $100K of synthetic pot in raids

Police seize at least $100K of synthetic pot in raids

Police seize at least $100K of synthetic pot in raids

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Updated Saturday, May 5 at 9:00 PM

BURLEY, Idaho -- Law enforcement officials in south-central Idaho say they have seized synthetic marijuana worth at least $100,000 from two businesses in Burley.
 
The Times-News reports that the Mini-Cassia Drug Task Force and local sheriff's offices served search warrants on Kerbs Oil and the One Stop Shop on Thursday in a crackdown following a recent spike in the hospitalizations of young people smoking the substance.
 
Minidoka County Sheriff Kevin Halverson says the 22 pounds of spice seized from Kerbs Oil has a value of $100,000. A value of spice and paraphernalia confiscated at the One Stop Shop hasn't been determined.
 
The Idaho Legislature added Spice and other drugs like it to the state's illegal controlled substances list in 2011.
  

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