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Tobacco Loco on Collins Street was one of two Will County retailers caught selling synthetic marijuana last week, police said.

A Will County task force found a Joliet tobacco store selling synthetic marijuana and arrested an employee who sold it, according to a published report.

Members of the Cooperative Police Assistance Team executed search warrants Thursday at Tobacco Loco, 421 Collins St. in Joliet, and IHS Cigars and Tobacco, 16200 S. Lincoln Highway, Plainfield, and found both were selling K-2, or synthetic marijuana, a story in the Joliet Herald News said.

CPAT also arrested Tobacco Loco employee Mohammed Shaqeldi, 25, of Joliet, when he sold undercover agents packets of K-2.

“For some time there have been ongoing complaints made to local police and the warrant resulted from four drug buys there,” CPAT Director Mike Weber told the newspaper, adding the drug, which contains toxic substances, was concealed in Scooby-Doo packaging. Click here to read the full article.

A law banning the sale of synthetic marijuana took effect in January 2012, making both the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana a felony. 

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John Roberts January 27, 2013 at 02:56 PM
This is what happens when a Drug abuse company funds a mister John W Huffman to create drugs...as the war on Marijuana ( the most used drug in America) continues these companies jobs are on the line,You get rid of drugs then there is no need for a Drug Prevention Group..So what does the group do? Create the next epidemic...and thats exactly what happened...Which is where JWH O18 came from..JWH is John W Huffman...O18 is chemical compound...Warning the creator of this JWHO18 says it is NOT AT ALL good for you..He says "DO NOT SMOKE IT" because they do not know the long term effects of the Chemical Compound having on the body...
liz January 27, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Ohhh my husband buy his cigarrets from this place...wow...
Outlaw January 29, 2013 at 01:58 AM


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