PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies confiscated over 2,500 packages of synthetic marijuana after an investigation into retailers who are selling the illegal drug.
According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, synthetic marijuana, or "K2", is usually marketed as potpourri or incense, but it's actually a powerful stimulant drug.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office Street Crimes Unit launched an operation in response to a change in the state law that makes the sale of the synthetic drugs illegal.
The law took effect on July 1, 2012. Most stores removed the items from the shelves, but some did not. Other businesses denied having the substance, but were later caught by detectives. They then agreed to turn their stock over to the sheriff's office for destruction.
No charges were filed, but retailers who had the synthetic marijuana were given a warning.