More than $250,000 worth of synthetic drugs were seized Wednesday as part of Operation Synthetic Drugs, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported Thursday.
Seven teams of the Franklin County Drug Task force fanned out across central Ohio between 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, visiting nearly 150 gas stations, markets, carry-outs, tobacco shops and smoke shops.
Task force officials said that they issued 17 search warrants and made 38 buys of spice and K2, which is synthetic marijuana, and bath salts, a synthetic opiate that mimics the effects of cocaine.
Wednesday's raids resulted in the seizure of 6,000 packages of the synthetic drugs.
The products were being sold as potpourri, incense, bong cleaner and glass cleaner, Landers reported.
The Ohio Legislature made the sale and possession of bath salts illegal in October.
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May 2, 2012: Franklin County Drug Task Force Makes 38 Buys, Executes 17 Search Warrants During Operation Synthetic Drugs