Authorities seize synthetic drugs at Madison gas stations

July 1, 2015

MADISON Search warrants say drug agents seized about 3,000 packets of synthetic marijuana from two Madison gas stations.

And one station owner says he didn't know he was selling anything illegal.

WISC-TV reports court documents say clerks at Capitol Petro and CP Mart Mobil sold police informants $25 hits of synthetic marijuana called "Scooby Snax" and "Angry Birds." Capitol Petro's owner Farooq Shahzad says he didn't realize he was selling synthetic marijuana because it came from a Chicago vendor from whom he purchased other products.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Madison police seized nearly 40 pounds of synthetic marijuana with an estimated street value of just over $100,000.

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration says synthetic marijuana is dangerous because its high THC levels can lead to seizures, heart attacks, strokes and even death.


Associated Press