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W.Va. Residents Purchase Synthetic Pot from Pa. Tobacco Store

Synthetic Marijuana

Four people are accused of selling synthetic marijuana to customers from a western Pennsylvania tobacco shops.

The state’s Attorney General’s Office says the Butler County shop owner imported drugs from New York and Massachusetts to the businesses that he operates with his girlfriend and repackaged the drugs for retail sale.

Authorities say an estimated $1.6 million in synthetic marijuana has been seized.

Richard Sallade and Patricia Quinn, both of Cranberry Township, face charges including corrupt organizations and possession with intent to deliver.

Two employees are accused of helping deliver the so-called “potpourri” to customers in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

It’s not known if the suspects have lawyers.