Baldwin smoke shop settles charges with NY

advertisement | advertise on newsday

A smoke shop in Baldwin selling synthetic marijuana, hallucinogens and mislabeled products has agreed to stop, under an order signed by a Nassau County judge, the state attorney general said Tuesday.

The Daze Smoke Shop, at 574 Sunrise Hwy., also agreed to pay fines totaling $17,000 to settle the allegations by the office of the attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, after undercover investigators came across the products.

Among the products Schneiderman's office said were for sale at Daze were a psychoactive plant that's smoked and various pills promising hyper-awareness and euphoria.

Some of the products were "mislabeled or unlabeled," the office said.

The extent of the labeling or mislabeling was not clear.

A woman who answered the phone at the store and identified herself as Kim declined to comment and referred inquiries to her attorney, Gregory S. Lisi of Uniondale.

He did not return a phone call seeking comment Tuesday night.

Kim and Ryan Fulcher are listed in the court document, signed by Justice Anthony L. Parga of State Supreme Court, as principals of Daze.

Other smoke shops targeted by Schneiderman's office were in Commack, Oceanside and several other sites throughout New York State.

In a statement, Schneiderman said, "We are putting other head shops across the state on notice. Synthetic drugs are dangerous, and these stores will be held accountable for violating the law by mislabeling or not labeling these products."

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: