Three people will each pay more than a-thousand dollars in fines for violating South Dakota's ban on synthetic marijuana, also called K-2.
Union County, South Dakota State's Attorney Jerry Miller says all three charges revolve around "Mr. Yucks," in North Sioux City. Last spring, federal agents searched the business, and recovered 15-pounds of synthetic marijuana.
The owner of Mr. Yucks, Grergory Enright, was arrested for breaking the state ban on K-2, which was signed into law just two weeks before.
Now, we've learned that the store's former manager, and two other people, have pleaded guilty to charges of "ingestion of synthetic marijuana," and will pay a big fine, rather than go to jail. The former store manager, 27-year-old Mark Leighton, of Sioux City, will pay $1,642 in fines, and legal fees.
25-year-old Travis McArthur, of Sioux City, will pay $1,923 in fines, and legal fees. Authorities say he walked into the store during the DEA search, and tested positive for K-2.
20-year-old Kristyna Dittman, of Brunsville, will pay $1,499 in fines, and legal fees. Investigators say she was with her boyfriend, who worked for Enright, at the K-2 lab when federal agents arrived for their search.
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