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Plainfield Tobacco Store Busted for Selling Fake Pot

IHS Cigars and Tobacco on Route 30 was one of two Will County retailers caught selling synthetic marijuana this week, police said.

A Will County task force on Thursday seized 20 packages of synthetic marijuana from a Plainfield tobacco store after making a similar bust at a Joliet retailer, according to the Herald-News.

Members of the Cooperative Police Assistance Team (CPAT) executed a search warrant at IHS Cigars and Tobacco, 16200 S. Lincoln Highway, and discovered the stash of K-2, or synthetic marijuana, hidden behind a display rack of candy, police said.

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“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 Herald-News, adding the drug, which contains toxic substances, was concealed in Scooby-Doo packaging. Click here to read the full article.

Ismat Allan, 52, of Alsip, was arrested and charged with four counts of manufacture/delivery of a lookalike substance and one count of possession of a lookalike substance, according to Will County jail records.

CPAT made a similar bust earlier in the day at Tobacco Loco, 421 Collins St. in Joliet, and arrested employee Mohammed Shaqeldi, 25, of Joliet, after undercover agents were able to purchase packets of K-2.

Both men were due in Will County court Friday afternoon.

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 26, 2013 at 03:30 PM
K2,JWH O18 ...Created by John W Huffman. Funded by National Institute On Drug Abuse..Why? Because as We continue the war on Marijuana (The most used Drug in the world) jobs will be lost.There needs to be a Drug Epidemic for people to stay working..Know how many people will be laid off if drugs were gone? Lol.Now common sense why did a Drug abuse institute fund the creation of another drug to be like marijuana then store it in the research library for the new generations to find and recreate..The world was fine with out the creation of K2...but not for Job wise..in order to keep Anti Drug institutes going there has to be a drug Epidemic...And the citizens will be the ones paying for the epidemic by Prison,death,arrests,and paying for others families while their in Prison for this National institute on Drug abuses new drug they paid a scientist to create....
jono100 January 26, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Blaa blaa blaa
JWH January 26, 2013 at 04:42 PM
This drug is BAD NEWS, compared to bath salts. I don't even know why it's compared to marijuana, I've studied this since it came out years ago. This has killed numerous kids in our country and its been kept very quiet through the news and media outlets.
amanda porter January 27, 2013 at 07:53 PM
They need to just decriminalize marijuana and get on with it! Alcohol kills more people then weed ever will that right there should be proof of something. I don't know why the government don't just make pot legal and tax it. What's the worst that can happen? The sales of junk food will go up maybe less speeding tickets?
Ricky A January 29, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Well Amanda you might be right, but we are not talking about the all natural plant of marijuana here. This chemically altered synthetic is nasty, similar qualities as methamphetamines

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