Less than a month after a state law banning the sale of K2 and Spice went into effect, four people have been arrested in a K2 and Spice bust conducted by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Enforcement Team.
The busts followed a two week investigation into Tobacco Village, 6628 Cooley Lake Road in Waterford Township; Quick Corner Party Store, 1019 Baldwin Ave. in Pontiac; and In-and-Out Party Store, 687 University Drive in Pontiac.
Scott Michael Petrus was arrested at Tobacco Village, charged with four counts of delivery or manufacture of Schedule 1, 2 and 3 drugs, except marijuana. Amgad Allos and Matthew Allos — a father and son, related to the owner of Quick Corner Party Store — both face the same charge. In-and-Out Party Store owner Thayer Hermiz Konja faces three counts of the same charge.
Both Pontiac stores involved in the raid had signed a pledge not to sell the synthetic marijuana and had decals displaying that pledge posted on their store.
“The blatant disregard for the law as well as for the safety of our community is not going to be tolerated,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard stated in a press release.
“Additionally, to sign a pledge and post a sign in a business to win favor in the community while continuing to sell is completely disgusting. Making a quick buck on a substance that is obviously dangerous and illegal makes these business owners no better than street drug dealers.”
Authorities searched the businesses and the suspects’ home and confiscated packets of the substance, as well as documents showing profits from the sale of the substance, a press release states.
Additional charges will be sought.
The suspects were all arraigned Friday. Bond was set at $5,000 for Petrus by 51st District Court Judge Richard Kuhn Jr.
Bond was set at $10,000 each for Matthew Allos, Amgad Allos and Konja by 50th District Judge Michael Martinez.
All four suspects will appear in court again at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Anyone with any information about people selling K2 or Spice is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office’s anonymous tip line at 1-888-TURN-1-IN (1-888-887-6146).