New Mix Deemed Illegal, Seized
Jeff Garretson - Thu 12:17 PM 07/26/2012
The Drug Task Force is asking for the public's help in stopping the distribution of a new potpourri mix.
One day after seizing over four and a half pounds of illegal herbal potpourri products from three local businesses, Task Force Commander, Lt. Jim Norton says they are hoping the public will notify them of any other products that contain the chemical substance designated as UR 144.
"If they're shopping and they see synthetic cannabinoid products - such as 'Zombie Matter' or any other that they believe is an illegal drug to call us. Let us investigate it so we can get it off the street," he said.
On the heels of an emergency order issued on Monday by the Kansas Board of Pharmacy, making a chemical substance known as UR 144 - illigal, agents from the I-135/I-70 Drug Task Force seized 4.6 pounds of herbal products that had been treated with UR 144 - from Pack Rat Smokes, 695 S. Broadway, Food Mart, 220 W. Crawford and Pump Mart at 1118 N. 9th.
Norton says charges were not filed against the businesses, but the seized products will be held as police evidence.