In SPRINGFIELD, in the State of Montana, Police have reported arresting two women who have yet to be identified as part of there sweep to control synthetic drugs. The bust occurred on Thursday at a local smoke shop on South Campbell Avenue.
According to official spokes men of the Springfield police department, police officers served a search warrant to the owners of “Draggin’ Fire” a shop located at 3165 S. Campbell Ave, Suite B4, police found Herbal Incense bags and imitation drugs, as well as “smoking devices” otherwise known as bongs, pipes and regular stuff you find in a smoke shop, considered “drug paraphernalia”.
Police reported having investigated with undercover cops this particular shop where they made purchases of K2 and other mimicking bags of generic Herbal Incense bags. Police did not mention whether or not the bags contained synthetics, however, it is likely that the Police tested previous bags from there undercover purchase prior to issuing the search warrant and having found synthetics that fall under regulated substances.
This marks another bust of a local smoke shop in a string of almost weekly busts now of people selling “controlled substances” it is the writer opinion that even if the said bags of herbal incense contained non-regulated synthetic compounds it is very unlikely that either women will be in a position to retrieve said stock. Furthermore, very common practise to simply seize defends assets leaving them pennis less to hire a lawyer to defend their case.
The two Springfield resident women could face the following applicable charges for may include:
Delivery or manufacture of an imitation controlled substance, penalty.
195.242. 1. It is unlawful for any person to deliver, possess with intent to deliver, manufacture with intent to deliver, or cause to be delivered any imitation controlled substance.
2. A person who violates this section is guilty of a class D felony.
Distribution, delivery, manufacture or production of a controlled substance, violations and attempted violations, penalty.
1. Except as authorized by sections 195.005 to 195.425 and except as provided in section 195.222, it is unlawful for any person to distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce or attempt to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance or to possess with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture, or produce a controlled substance.
2. Any person who violates or attempts to violate this section with respect to manufacturing or production of a controlled substance of any amount except for five grams or less of marijuana in a residence where a child resides or within two thousand feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary or public or private elementary or secondary school, public vocational school or a public or private community college, college or university, or any school bus is guilty of a class A felony.
3. Any person who violates or attempts to violate this section with respect to any controlled substance except five grams or less of marijuana is guilty of a class B felony.
4. Any person who violates this section with respect to distributing or delivering not more than five grams of marijuana is guilty of a class C felony.
Story originally posted on: KY3 a local newspaper.