PD: New York State Business Busted Selling Drugs To HV Kids
After a child "overdosed," police allegedly caught a Hudson Valley business selling drugs to children.
Over the weekend police in Rockland County, New York investigated reports that a business was selling drugs to children.
Rockland County, New York Business Caught Selling Drugs To Children
A few weeks ago, the Suffern Police Department began receiving information regarding a smoke shop in the downtown business area of Suffern that was engaged in selling marijuana to juveniles, police say.
The Suffern Police department’s detective bureau initiated an investigation over the last several weeks and confirmed the allegations, according to authorities.
Several undercover operations were then conducted, resulting in weed sales to children, officials say.
Suffern, New York Business Caught Selling Weed To Children, Police
On Feb. 2 the Suffern Police Department, in conjunction with the New York State Offices of Cannabis Control and Taxation and Finance, and the Rockland County Departments of Health, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Computer Crimes Unit, executed a search warrant on the Zava Smoke Shop, located at 28 Lafayette Avenue.
The search warrant resulted in police seizing thousands of dollars worth of THC products, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and other evidence, police say.
In addition, two adults were also charged with the criminal sale of marijuana to children.
One Child Got Sick From 'THC Overdose'
Police say a 14-year-old recently went to the ER from a "THC overdose."
"We would like to take this opportunity to urge parents to pay close attention to what your children may be doing. Right here in Rockland County, a 14-year-old was taken to an emergency room for a THC overdose," Suffern Police stated. "Make no mistake, that even though TCH and marihuana statutes have recently changed in New York State, these substances are still illegal for juveniles to possess or consume and can pose a serious danger to their health."
More Charges Possible In Rockland County
The investigation is ongoing and may result in additional charges.