Hackel, Stathakis Pay Visit to Woodstock Tobacco after Reports of K2 Being Sold

Macomb County officials and the Shelby Township Supervisor entered Woodstock Tobacco earlier this week looking for K2, after receiving several tips that the tobacco store continues to sell the synthetic marijuana even though an order banning the sale in M

Just ten minutes before Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, County Executive Mark Hackel and Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis paid a visit to Woodstock Tobacco on Van Dyke Monday evening after hearing reports that the store was selling synthetic marijuana, store owners were tipped off, according to Stathakis.

Stathakis said he had received at least four separate reports that the store in Shelby Township continued to sell K2, also known as Spice, even after

Under the order, businesses that sell Spice or any other synthetic drug could face a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to six months in jail or a $200 fine.

After going through cupboards, and checking behind the counter, Hackel and Wickersham did not find any K2 being sold.

"They were very uncooperative. When people cooperate, that means they have nothing to hide," said Stathakis.

Fox 2 News captured the encounter on camera.

Stathakis said he believes a teen user overheard a parent, who had filed a complaint with officials, talk about how the Sheriff's Department planned to search the store Monday evening. 

The teen overheard the conversation at a nearby restaurant less than 15 minutes before officials entered and tipped off the store, according to Stathakis.

Even though no Spice was found at the store, Stathakis said he hopes businesses understand how serious officials are taking this.

"I think we sent a message that we'll use every available resource and tools to remove this K2 garbage from store shelves," he said.

leever June 20, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Jeffery Berz June 22, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Nothing against Chief Woelkers in my comment here but do you really think one man made the budget drop by $500,000 in such a short time. I think he had help from some of the other Peanuts Gang members. This is nothing more than a shell game played with the township budget. At the last televised meeting as I listened to the supervisor it was hard to understand if there is still a surplus or if the township is bankrupt. It all sounded like a perfectly orchestrated bunch of babble thrown out there to confuse the tax payers of Shelby. Just more games being played. Time to end the games!
Jeffery Berz June 22, 2012 at 07:27 PM
We’ll see who is corrupt when a Federal Judge gets a hold of the Nightingales law suit! Matt I truly think some of the results of your so called investigations have been plagiarized from the Disney and Nickelodeon channels. They’re funny but not real.
Jeffery Berz June 22, 2012 at 07:30 PM
If you lived in Section 30 you’d be singing a different song. This is a very narrow minded and insensitive point of view.
Macomb Rocker August 21, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Matt, when you stalked Manzella at the meetings (and wherever else), trying to get your signs on tv-you also had one that put down a regular, the old blind guy. Did it make you feel good? It was kind of interesting to note you weren't told to put your signs away, but when a lady showed up with a pro Manzella sign and sat behind you-she was told by Chief Woelkers to put her sign down. How much does Stathekis pay you?


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