Beach Police Raid 4 Purple Haze Stores

Panama City Beach police say they've expect to make more arrests after raiding 4-local head shops Wednesday for illegal drugs.

Investigators arrested 3-people already. 44-year old Stephanie Jo McGriff, 31-year-old Christie Lee Tharp and 27-year old Jacob Tanner. All 3-are employees of the Purple Haze chain of stores.

Police say they received a tip the stores were selling synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
They sent-in undercover operatives to make buys, then staged raids on all 4-of the Front Beach Road locations Wednesday.

They say they found the synthetic pot package for sale, and a large number of pipes used to smoke the drug.

Investigators loaded a 19-foot trailer, from top to bottom, with the items they seized from the stores.


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