Vape stores busted for selling Spice, Agents seize $350K

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) - Agents busted seven separate Vape shops in Rankin County for allegedly selling synthetic cannabinoid, also called Spice.

Investigators seized $350,000 in bank deposits and arrested seven individuals.

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy says agents also confiscated more than 24,000 dosage units of spice, four firearms, multiple computers and $2,000 in cash.

Agents acted on search warrants for the following:

The Spark Zone, 901 Lakeland Place, Flowood;

Discount Tobacco, 671 Grants Ferry Road, Flowood;

The Spark Zone, 100 Bierdeman Road, Pearl;

The Vapors Nest, 7282 South Siwell Road, Byram​​​​​

Swanky’s Vape, 1055 Highway 49 South, Richland;

D’s One Stop, 2607 Highway 80, Brandon;

Star Mart, Highway 471, Brandon.

The operation was conducted by the MBN; Rankin County Sheriff’s Office; Rankin County District Attorney’s Office; Brandon, Flowood, Richland, Pearl, Byram and Ridgeland police departments; U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations; and Mississippi Crime

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