This morning members of the Washington County Drug Taskforce, Salem Police Department, conservation officers, Indiana State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department issued a search warrant for the Marathon gas station on the west side of Salem.
The search turned up 216 packets of synthetic marijuana called DARKNESS at the Marathon station. The street value of each packet is $40 so the total value is $8640.
Police also found more than $5,000 in cash in a safe at the gas station and an undisclosed amount in a post office box at the local post office in Salem. juana called DARKNESS at the Marathon station. The street value of each packet is $40 so the total value is $8640.
Police also found more than $5,000 in cash in a safe at the gas station and an undisclosed amount in a post office box at the local post office in Salem.
Another search was conducted at a residence in Campbellsburg. It is not known at this time if anything was found at that residence.
According to Assistant Salem Police Chief Reggie Terrell, officers have been receiving complaints about the establishment selling synthetic marijuana for more than a year.
Because of the hard work of all departments, said Chief Troy Merry, this raid occurred.
According to Merry, no arrests have been made and the gas station will remain closed at the time.
Two other search warrants are being issued to search other residences.
According to police, this is illegal to sell in Indiana. It was not offered for sale over the counter.
“It was there if you knew who to ask. It was an under the counter thing.”’
Labeling on the packages says it contains 5 grams of PURPLE HAZE.
The packaging also says it not for sale to minors but is for sale to those 19 and older. That is not true.
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