February 10, 2016

Smoke shop busted for synthetic pot sales

A smoke shop in downtown Green Bay is closed, following a bust for selling synthetic marijuana. Green Bay Police said the investigation began in July, after the arrest of a man for possession of synthetic marijuana.

On Monday, police along with the Brown County Drug Task Force seized three truckloads of synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Imports Plus owner Michael Denis and an employee, Amy Richards were arrested. Police said customers would use a code word to buy it from behind the counter.

Synthetic marijuana, known by names like K2 or Spice, was made illegal by the state legislature last year.

Similar efforts in Dane County have resulted in investigations of numerous outlets where police say the synthetic pot is being sold.


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