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Two Van Zandt Co. businesses, K-2 found

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On Monday, the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department, Canton Police Department, and Van Zandt County District Attorney's Office executed two search warrants on two separate businesses in the area. The Van Zandt County Drug Task Force has been investigating the businesses for illegal activity.

The Van Zandt County Drug Task Force made two arrests and will be issuing warrants for other individuals involved in the sale of these illegal items. During the course of the search warrants, it was found that one of the locations was operation a sexually oriented business.

This is in violation of the local government code and all items were seized. Warrants will also be sought for the business owner. At both locations large amounts of K-2-type illegal substances were seized along with drug paraphernalia often used for smoking illegal drugs.

The Van Zandt County Drug Task Force will continue to investigate, arrest, and prosecute any person or business engaged in these kinds of activities. If you have any information on these types of activities, please contact the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department or the Canton Police Department and ask for the narcotics division.

As most people are aware now, the sale of K-2, spices, bath salts and other such substances are a growing trend among young people in our community. These items are the cause of over 600 calls to poison control in the last year statewide. The effects are said to be compared to marijuana and the allure to young kids in enticing individuals to make bad decisions. The State of Texas has banned the sale, possession, and use of these items.

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