by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
Roswell, Ga. - Police have charged a man
with possessing synthetic pot, but the investigation might not end there.
"When the officer was talking to the driver, he was acting nervous, unusually nervous,"
When officers searched the car, the report
Holland said the preliminary tests concluded the substance was synthetic marijuana, which was banned last month by Georgia lawmakers. Police charged Espinal with drug
Meanwhile, police said Espinal told officers he purchased the illegal substance from Smoke 911, a store on Holcomb Bridge Road.
"He talked about how it was under the counter, about how the clerk measured it out for him, so it wasn't in a
Holland told Petchenik police would follow up to verify whether the drugs came from the store, and if they did, charges could be forthcoming.
"They need to make sure they pull these things off the shelves if it contains that chemical that's illegal," Holland said.
An attorney for Smoke 911, which operates several stores in
"Smoke 911 takes its responsibility to comply with the law very seriously, and intends to look into the allegations being reported by Channel 2," Steve Sadow wrote. "If it is determined that any employee sold a substance with knowledge that it was banned under federal or Georgia law, that employee will be relieved of his/her duties."
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