Dallas shop chain owners facing federal charges over K2 sales

05/15/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)

Dallas – The owners of the Gas Pipe head shop have been arrested following a lengthy federal investigation. WFAA reports Gerald "Jerry" Shults and his daughter, Amy Lynn Herrig were charged with conspiring to sell K2, a synthetic marijuana drug, which is also known as Spice or herbal incense.

Herrig and Shults have denied the allegations. Last summer, the chain of shops were at the center of a federal drug bust. Agents with the DEA seized approximately $3 million from multiple bank accounts and 10 shop locations after allegedly purchasing synthetic marijuana there.

A reported 28 people were named in an unsealed federal indictment in addition to three businesses. Multiple shop workers have appeared in court since the indictment.

Synthetic marijuana was outlawed in 2012 by the federal government. The Gas Pipe has locations in Texas and New Mexico.

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