(TIFFIN, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he has filed a civil lawsuit against those connected to an Ohio business accused of selling synthetic drugs to customers.
The lawsuit alleges that the defendants connected to Zig Stag, 20 East Market Street, Tiffin, engaged in unfair, deceptive, and unconscionable acts by selling synthetic drugs as legal products.
A nuisance abatement was also filed in an effort to close the business for one year.
"Synthetic drugs are deadly, illegal, and have no place in Ohio's businesses," said Attorney General DeWine. "That's why we are continuing to go after those selling these drugs with the full force of this office."
In February, authorities with the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) assisted Seneca County's METRICH Drug Task Force and Ohio Department of Taxation in serving a search warrant at the business.
Investigators found evidence of the sale of synthetic cannabinoids, also known as synthetic marijuana or herbal incense. The products were being sold under names such as "Shpark in the Dark" and "Atomic."
So far this year, the Attorney General's Office has filed eight civil lawsuits against Ohio businesses accused of selling synthetic drugs. BCI has also assisted local law enforcement in serving more than a dozen synthetic-drug related search warrants across the state.
Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
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