Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:11 PM by Ben Lloyd - email@example.com
Updated: Feb 1, 2013 10:42 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - During a Corpus Christi Police Department briefing on today's synthetic pot raids, Capt. David Cook of CCPD said, "Everyone of these locations dealt illegal, synthetic marijuana products."
Cook says the department is seeking indictments against the owners and managers of the 8 shops that were raided today.
District Attorney Mark Skurka said, "make no mistake this stuff is illegal. Doesn't matter what the package says." Most of the items seized today are marketed as incense and include labels that read 'not for human consumption.'
During the investigation officers noticed people would line up at the shops before opening so they could get what they wanted.
Cook says it took so long to search the shops because the Texas Department of Public Safety lab took some time to test products purchased at the businesses.
Officials say others shops in town selling the products should consider themselves on notice. Police are keeping track of sales in town and looking ahead to future raids and investigations.
So far, there are no details on how much product or what items were seized today because officers are still at locations. Officers expect as many of 8 arrests in the investigation.
Here's a list of the shops officers have search warrants for:
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