SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Police raided a Citgo Gas Station along Van Dyke in Shelby Township Wednesday morning after months of accusations the store was selling the synthetic drug commonly called K-2 or Spice.
According to the Shelby Township Police Chief, Roland Woelkers, officers seized thousands of dollars worth of K-2 and $20,000 in cash.
Five people have been arrested are awaiting charges.
Investigators took the drugs from the gas station and the nearby Woodstock Tobacco Shop.
Parents in the community had been rallying to see the gas station remove the illegal drugs from the store.
Chief Woelkers said the investigation took months before arrests were made.
"As you all know it a little bit of investigation by our narcotics unit and a lot of hard work and late nights by them to finally get enough evidence to get a judge to sign off on some search warrants to execute those search warrants," said Chief Woelkers.
In July it became illegal to sell, buy, or use K-2. Shelby Township Supervior Rick Stathakis told 7 Action News there is also an ordinance against selling the synthetic pot in the township.
The Shelby Township Supervisor told 7 Action News there is now a huge crackdown on anyone who sells the drug. He has a message those who supply K2.
"We have zero tolerance for this and I'm going to say it again that if anyone sells any kind of k2 or a substance like K2 in Shelby township we're coming after you and we're going get you."
Several vehicles were also towed in connection to this case as part of the investigation by the Shelby Township Police.