Police Get Teens to Help Crack Down on Local Head Shops
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
Over the past two weeks, the Corpus Christi Police Department has surveyed several local business that they suspect of violating a city ordinance against the selling of synthetic marijuana, bongs and other paraphernalia.
Police say they found six locations that still sell the illegal products, and more than 1,000 items were seized from those stores. They also said they are actually using young people to go in and see if the products are available for sale.
"We utilize individuals from high school to college age to go into stores, as customers, to see if they're selling the product, and they'll report to us and we'll go shut them down," CCPD Commander John Houston said.
Police have heard that businesses are now keeping the illegal products in back areas, or are allowing people to buy special memberships to purchase the items.
Police say they plan on being particularly vigilant during the upcoming Spring Break holiday.