Police seize $8,000 of sythetic drugs from Carpentersville stores
Sun-Times Media May 29, 2012 4:51PM
Updated: May 29, 2012 7:22PM
Authorities seized 448 packages of illegal synthetic drugs worth nearly $8,000 from two Carpentersville stores, the attorney general’s office announced Tuesday.
Illinois Attorney General’s office investigators and Carpentersville police found the products at Buddeez Smoke Shop at 3 N. Washington St. and Egor’s at 2 Wisconsin St. as part of “Operation Smoked Out,” according to a release from the Illinois Attorney General’s office.
The law enforcement officials took 356 packages from Buddeez Smoke Shop worth $6,936 and 92 packages from Egor’s worth $994, the release said.
“Synthetic drug use has grown rapidly in Illinois, particularly among teens and young adults,” Illinois AG Lisa Madigan said in the release. “These store visits are part of our ongoing effort to spread awareness about the extreme danger these drugs pose and to send a message to community retailers that these illegal substances have no business being sold in their establishments.”