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Troopers raid adult video store for synthetic drugs

By godztear, Nov 18, 2011 | Updated: Nov 18, 2011 | | |
  1. godztear
    MCCLURE, IL (KFVS) - Troopers with Illinois State Police have raided Brown Bag Video for illegal drugs.

    According to state police, Sean Davis was arrested on misdemeanor charges of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis. A search warrant was obtained for his home on Danville Street in McClure, according to officers.

    State police say there could be additional charges after they test the contraband found in Davis' home.
    According to Lieutenant Stan Diggs, officers got a search warrant for the business through the Illinois Attorney General's office in Springfield. Diggs said they've been investigating Brown Bag Video for quite some time.

    Thursday, officers performed a search warrant and have confiscated all the synthetic drugs found inside the business. That includes several packages of K-2 and bath salts.
    "We've been getting complaints from the community from both sides of the river for months now, so we started an investigation a couple months ago," said Diggs. "The lab results came back and proved what we thought, or what we already knew was being done."

    Diggs says this is the largest amount of synthetic drugs he has ever seen.

    "From here the substances we take in, we'll test all of those substances," said Lieutenant Diggs. "And then working with the attorney general's office, we'll see about formal charges for the owners of this establishment.
    Diggs says it's not entirely known what is in Bath Salts, that's why they are so dangerous.

    "Bath Salts are dangerous," said Lt. Diggs. "They're very dangerous, we don't know what is all in them so it makes you do crazy things. Same thing with K-2 it's been sold as marijuana, that's a synthetic drug also. (It) has all kind of things in it, makes you do crazy things."
    The investigation is continuing.

    By Alycia Dobrinick
    Posted: Nov 17, 2011 3:32 PM CST

    Updated: Nov 17, 2011 9:55 PM CST

    Copyright 2011 KFVS. All rights reserved.


  1. Alfa
    So they are raiding the store because they sell products of which they do not know what it is. Thats a brilliant enforcement of the law...
    And they are going to work on finding a legal reason for all this. or better yet, hey are going to ask the AG if they can come up with a reason.
    In Portugal we call this the "potato-logic".
    This is getting so ridiculous and again in the same and IMO totally wrong direction.
    Saw a documentary recently, about a really smart kid suffering from Aspergers. He said: "History is a long story about people repeating the same mistakes over and over again..."
    So, in this case, prohibition tought "us" nothing - its quite sad actually.
  3. godztear
    That is how it is done in Southern Illinois. There was a similar raid in Herrin and Benton right after the Jan 1st ban of this year for cannabinoids. It hit the news fast, but I have not heard anything about further charges after the lab results came back. It would not be hard to imagine that these herbal blends follow current state guidelines considering the wide spread sale in just about every place you look. However I hear that Janruary 1st of 2012 is suppose to change everything for the synthetic market with upcoming legislation.

    The synthetic stimulants is what seams to be the issue. I know exactly where this place is and I know a lot of problems have come from people taking way too much of these products in the Southern, IL area and also across the bridge in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Also with the recent Federal instant bands I am surprised the place kept them on the shelf unless they were swapped with some other legal substance just branded the same.
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