Port Lavaca store busted for selling K2
April 6, 2011 at 9:05 p.m.
Updated April 5, 2011 at 11:06 p.m.
The Port Lavaca Police Department seized synthetic marijuana in an undercover operation at the Times Market, 312 Travis St., convenience store on March 25.
After receiving a tip that the store was selling the illegal substance, an undercover narcotics officer went to the store, said Lt. Brandon Riedel. After a few minutes of talking to the clerk, she sold him the synthetic marijuana, which was under the counter, Riedel said.
A 19-year-old Port Lavaca woman was cited for selling the substance, which violates a city ordinance and is a Class C misdemeanor. It could carry a $2,000 fine, and the paraphernalia found with the substance could carry a $500 fine, Riedel said.
Police are continuing to investigate the case and will file the appropriate charges with the store owner, Riedel said.
An officer previously cited the owner of the store for possession of synthetic marijuana, Riedel said.
This is the first instance the department has had with stores selling synthetic marijuana since the substance was banned by the city earlier this year, Riedel said.