The recent raids on two head shops in Camdenton and an Osage Beach tattoo parlor were part of something much larger — “Operation Logjam”:
The crackdown on synthetic drugs like so-called “bath salts,” potpourri, K-2 and Spice … items commonly sold at head shops and some convenience stores, and often targeted at teenagers, resulted in a huge haul for drug agents, according to DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart:
The raids included two stores in Lebanon yesterday. And, earlier this month, two Camdenton head shops — Hippie Spirit and Puff’N’Stuff’ — and the Straight Aces tattoo parlor in Osage Beach.
James Shroba of the DEA office in St. Louis says synthetic drugs are a growing problem in Missouri and around the nation. But Crocker Police Chief Chris Twitchel, who will be conducting another public forum on synthetic drugs next week in LinnCreek, says they’re really nothing new:
The forum will take place next Wednesday, August 1st, at 6:30 p.m, at the Camden County Museum.