Simultaneous raids target synthetic pot in EBR
BATON ROUGE- A cooperative effort among authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish netted nearly a dozen arrests, a large amount of synthetic drugs, prescriptions and marijuana along with cash.
The Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, DEA, Baker Police Department and Delta Drug Task Force simultaneously executed the warrants at six locations. Nearly four pounds of synthetic drugs were seized worth about $35,365.
About $528 worth of weed and Tramadol, Alprazolam, various knifes and swords, and over $9,000 cash were removed from High Times on Florida Boulevard, the Novelty Shop on Plank Road, Paradise Smoke Shop on Florida Boulevard, the Blue Dragon on George O'Neal, Mr. Happy Novelty Shop in Baker, Maliboo Smoke Shop on O'Neal Lane and Good Times Smoke Shop on O'Neal.
Police say the crackdown isn't over.
"We're going to continue to target these smoke shops to prevent them from selling this and educate individuals who are smoking it to let them know it's a health issue," explains Cpl. L'Jean McNeely.
Authorities said investigations into the businesses had been going on for several months.
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