LATROBE (KDKA) — Pennsylvania State Police in Greensburg recovered more than 150 grams of synthetic marijuana that was being sold at a local gas station primarily to teens and young adults.
It’s known as “K2,” “spice” and other slang names. In this case it was the brand name “Black Magic.”
It’s synthetic marijuana that causes hallucinations and is more dangerous than the traditional drug because of the possibility of overdose.
It is slowly creeping its way into southwestern Pennsylvania.
“This might lay on some kid’s countertop or lay on his dresser and his parent may walk right by it and have no idea – the kid’s telling him it’s incense,” State Trooper Steve Limani said.
State troopers on Friday confiscated more than 150 grams of the drug from the Choice Cigarette Mart on Ligonier Street in Latrobe.
The bust came after a months-long investigation. Police also recovered thousands of dollars in cash along with two pipes.
No arrests were made Friday, but police are actively working to identify where the drug was coming from and who at the gas station was dealing it.
“Our investigation has given us a lot of leads into where this was coming from, but I’m sure there’s some more information that we haven’t been able to gather yet,” Limani said.
A clerk at the gas station declined to comment.
State police are asking if you have information about the synthetic marijuana at this store to contact them at the Greensburg barracks.