POSTED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 1:21pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 1:22pm
Van Zandt County, Texas (KETK) — Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department, Canton Police Department, and Van Zandt County District Attorney's Office has executed two search warrants on two separate businesses in the area.
The two businesses had been under investigation for the illegal activity of selling K-2, spices, bath salts, and other items in the community.
These items have been the cause of over 600 calls to poison control in the last year. The effects are said to be compared to marijuana and the allure to young kids to make bad decisions.
The State of Texas therefore banned the sale, possession, and use of these items.
The Van Zandt County Drug Task Force has made two arrests so far and will be issuing warrants for other individuals involved in the sale of these illegal items.
During the search warrants, it was found that one of the businesses was operating a sexually oriented business. This is a violation of the local government code and all items were seized and warrants will be sought for the business owner.
Both locations were found with large amounts of K-2 and they were seized along with other drug paraphernalia commonly used for smoking illegal drugs.
This incident is currently under investigation and Van Zandt County Drug Task Force will continue to arrest and prosecute any person or business involved in these activities.
If anyone has any information of these activities, they are asked to contact the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department or the Canton Police Department and ask for the Narcotics Division.