Synthetic Marijuana Seized from Convenience Store after Teen's Rushed to Hospital

By: Sarah Sager Email
By: Sarah Sager Email

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Synthetic marijuana was taken from two convenience stores in Fayette County last week after two teenagers were found using it before they went to school.

The stores were also busted last year for selling the illegal substance.

“Even pre-school kids, if they have the money, can go in and buy this stuff," said Captain Jim Sizemore with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Packages, scales and pipes are just some of the items taken from two COMAC convenience stores after a teen felt ill from smoking synthetic marijuana sold there.

"We had two students at a local high school that had purchased synthetic marijuana at a local convenience store, smoked it before they got on a school bus. One of the students suffered a very adverse reaction and had to undergo medical treatment," Sizemore said.

The store claims the incense isn't like many of the others sold in the past. The ingredients aren't the same. However, law enforcement does not agree.

"Even though the packages are plainly marked not for human consumption they display it for sale next to their digital scales, their smoking pipes, their grinders," Sizemore said.

Brent Lewis lives in Fayette County and has worked closely with children.

"I'm not really sure why they would make it so easy for them to get if there's already been people hurt and dead from it," Lewis said.

High school student Brittni Crosier thinks the store should have learned the first go round.

"I feel like they're a bit incompetent if they didn't take action the first time," Crosier said.

"They’re basically trying to skirt the law. It's chemical trash," Sizemore said.

The owner of the COMAC convenience stores did not have a comment.

Sheriff's officials say the store could face charges.

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