SHELBY TWP. (WWJ) – A one-year investigation into sales of illegal synthetic marijuana in Shelby Township has led to five arrests.
Police Chief Roland Woelkers says five individuals were arraigned Tuesday for selling K-2 at a gas station and smoke shop, owned by the same individuals.
Woelkers says he’s happy to be getting these drugs off the streets.
” (There was) a large citizen protest in the summer and a lot of information on K2, also known as synthetic marijuana, it also has a lot of other street names. That’s been involved … with teenagers and school-aged kids.”
Woelkers says it is their highest priority to put these kinds of people out of business.
“We’re not going to tolerate it, we are going to go after it and our narcotics unit spent quite a bit of time – it was their highest priority to put those people out of business – because of the complaints we were getting from parents,” said Woelkers .”Kids were buying this legally for a while then the state legislature changed the law and gave us the weapon or ammunition, so to speak, to go after these people.”