PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. - Prince George’s County police say they have taken more than $33,000 worth of synthetic drugs off the streets. As part of a months-long investigation, police seized 1,652 packets of synthetic drugs and paraphernalia from three businesses:
- Global Discount Tobacco at 7089 Allentown Road
- The Lucky Mart at 5240 Marlboro Pike
- Sunoco at 7622 Marlboro Pike
“It’s critical our business owners know we won’t tolerate the illegal sale of these very dangerous substances,” said Major Jason Bogue of the Narcotic Enforcement Division. “Synthetics are like crack on steroids. The high is similar to the high a person gets after smoking PCP and the results can be equally as catastrophic.”
Police say synthetic marijuana is not a widespread problem in the county, but they are working with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office to develop legislation to combat the substance.
Mjr Bogue shows reporters the $33,100 in synthetic drugs and paraphernalia seized Thurs in 3 county businesses. pic.twitter.com/7LT775ERE9— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) October 9, 2015
Our officers Thursday seized more than 1,600 packets of synthetic marijuana and a mask to smoke it at 3 businesses. pic.twitter.com/vjrO82iySa— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) October 9, 2015