Arrest Warrants Issued in Synthetic Marijuana Operation

Published 06/26 2014 06:14PM

Updated 06/26 2014 11:05PM

By Monica Yantosh

LUBBOCK, TX -- The chief investigator with the Lubbock County District Attorney's Office said Thursday three arrest warrants have been issued in relation to the search warrants they executed on multiple smoke shops two weeks ago.

He said these arrest warrants are directly related to those searches, and that they are all for deceptive practices, which is a misdemeanor charge.

The warrants that have been issued are for the owner of Smokin' J's, Ed Krahmer, the owner of Tobacco Road, Anthony Carter, and Jason Armstrong with Elemental Trading Company. 

More charges could be coming, according to the D.A.'s investigators as they test more of the products that were seized after the search warrants and undercover buys.

Two weeks ago, a clerk at Elemental Trading Company had been arrested after selling to an undercover agent, officials said.

Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell previously said in a news conference that his staffers would be cracking down on businesses that were selling synthetic marijuana in Lubbock. The Lubbock City Council banned the drugs in 2013, and then added more chemicals to the banned list earlier in 2014.

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