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12 Arrested In Sale Of Imitation Marijuana K2

Twelve individuals were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s department in connection with the sale of the imitation marijuana product, K2 earlier today.  K2 is a product brand of what law enforcement labels “imitation or fake marijuana”.   The arrests came after undercover officers were sold K2 during a police orchestrated reverse sting operation.  Arrest warrants have been issued for an additional person who is now out of the state.

The arrestees are being charged with possession and sale of an imitation controlled substance, a third-degree felony. Most of the store employees who were in compliance told undercover detectives they either no longer sold the product, or never sold it, according to deputies.

The crackdown began last month when Polk County law-enforcement agencies became the first in the state to challenge sales of so-called synthetic marijuana products sold as incense.  Florida’s Drug Policy Advisory Council recently urged the Florida Legislature to join a growing number of states in banning the substances.  Since that has not happened, Polk officials are using an existing statute that makes it illegal to sell “imitation controlled substances.”

The products, usually sold at small gasoline stations and mom-and-pop food stores, are sprayed with synthetic “cannabinoids” and can be purchased legally as incense.

TILDEN LAW represents clients in Central Florida accused of criminal Drug charges.  If you are facing a Orlando, Orange County or Seminole County Drug charge, call our office for a free case evaluation, 407 599-1234.

Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Beginning in 1923, attorney John Tilden, Esq. established his law practice in Downtown Orlando with a full service law firm serving Central Florida residents. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, Esq. began his Central Florida law practice after graduating from law school in 1993. After a career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting Central Florida criminal cases, the Law Office of Tilden Law was established. Practicing exclusively Criminal Defense, Mr. Tilden has handled over 5,000 criminal cases.