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AG's Office Serves Warrants To Take Down OKC Stores Selling Synthetic Marijuana

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The AG's office launched an investigation into three Mr. Coolz stores following a number of complaints from citizens regarding the danger of the narcotics allegedly sold at the stores. The AG's office launched an investigation into three Mr. Coolz stores following a number of complaints from citizens regarding the danger of the narcotics allegedly sold at the stores.
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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office served warrants on Tuesday to dismantle a criminal operation involving three Oklahoma City metro stores engaging in the selling and distribution of synthetic marijuana. Six people were arrested as a result of the investigation. 

The AG's office launched an investigation into three Mr. Coolz stores following a number of complaints from citizens regarding the danger of the narcotics allegedly sold at the stores.

The Mr. Coolz stores, in operation since 2010, are being targeted for the alleged retail distribution of drug paraphernalia and synthetic marijuana, widely known as “Spice” or “K2.” According to the AG's office, the owners and managers of the Mr. Coolz stores are also being targeted for laundering millions of dollars in unlawful proceeds from the sale of these illegal products.

“Today's actions dismantled an organized criminal operation that was allegedly selling dangerous and illegal drugs to minors and making enormous profits in the process. Synthetic marijuana is a harmful drug that has proven it contributes to criminal behavior in our society. As attorney general, I will continue to take down criminals who seek to prey upon our children and will do all I can to ensure our children and communities are safe from these types of illicit and dangerous drugs,” Attorney General Pruitt said.

On Tuesday, the AG's office executed 18 search/arrest warrants across four Oklahoma counties. The warrants resulted in the arrests of John Roddy, William J. Martin, William J. Martin III and Montessa Chamberlin for racketeering. The suspects are accused of being the four principal operators of the Mr. Coolz stores. Also arrested Monday were Roy Lee Goddard III and Tobias Chantavong, clerks who allegedly distributed the illegal substances.

“I want to thank the tireless efforts our law enforcement partners that put time and resources into taking down this illegal business,” Attorney General Pruitt said.

The investigation was led by the Anti-Money Laundering Division of the Multicounty Grand Jury Unit of the attorney general's office and assisted by Homeland Security Investigations and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. Assisting in Tuesdays raid are: Drug Enforcement Administration, Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Bethany Police Department and the District 18 DA's Drug Task Force.

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