Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Floyd County Smoke Shack Raided

{Martin, Kentucky}...Friday, Prestonsburg Police raided the Smoke Shack in Martin, in Floyd County, and found over 700 packets of synthetic marijuana in a safe in a back room of the store. The drugs have a street value of about $19,000. It was the second time in a month the shop has been raided for synthetic marijuana. The Smoke Shack was first raided on May 10th, when $20,000 worth of synthetic marijuana was found and a shipment was intercepted. Emergency legislation was passed April 11th prohibiting the trafficking or possession of synthetic drugs in Kentucky. Michael J. Curtis, the attorney representing the owner of the business, filed a motion saying the items police seized are not covered by the legislation. In an amended motion, Curtis states the products came from a company in Washington D.C., which is also home to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Police say it is absolutely 100 percent against the law. Charges are pending.