$1 million in spice seized in police raid; business owners questioned


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MIDVALE — Nearly $1 million worth in the synthetic drug spice is off the streets, as a result of a major bust Tuesday.

About 150,000 one-gram containers of spice were packed up, ready to be shipped to online customers. But a multi-agency strike force operation, lead by the Utah Attorney General's Office, stopped that when they busted through the doors of Herbal Incense Connection's Midvale office, at 7127 S. 400 West.

Business owners allegedly manufactured the drug at the location and sold it online, offering several varieties designed to keep your clothes smelling fresh.

Police say the company sold the synthetic marijuana in Utah and four other states.

The strike force seized the drugs, and the company's computers from two different locations. Owners and about a dozen employees were taken in for questioning.

No arrests have been made yet. The Utah Attorney General's Office says the suspects face possible charges of racketeering and illegal manufacturing and distribution of a controlled substance.

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