The Marathon Gas station near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Queen Road in Plymouth was recently raided by the Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team after they learned that the business was selling synthetic marijuana.
On Wednesday, May 9, officers with the investigation team along with officers from the Marshall County Police, State Police, and State Excise Police, executed a search warrant at the gas station and seized multiple packages of synthetic marijuana. The establishment was issued a citation from the Indiana State Excise police, and although no arrests were made, a formal criminal case is being forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office.
Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law in March a bill that strengthened the ban on synthetic drugs in Indiana. The new law prohibits businesses from selling synthetic stimulants nicknamed “bath salts” or other drugs that mimic marijuana. Retailers could lose their business licenses for a year if they’re caught selling those drugs.
The law also added several chemical compounds to a law passed last year banning marijuana-like drugs known as spice or K-2.