A Wednesday raid of Tebb's Head Shop in Watertown was part of a coordinated one hundred city national crackdown on synthetic hallucinogens, including the well publicized version known as 'bath salts'.
Lots of synthetic marijuana and other substances were seized along with a few arrests and weapons seizures.
The Watertown location in the Northland Plaza has been the focus of various issues and is part of an apparent chain of head shops in upstate cities.
One person familiar with the chain says a few weeks back a representitive was bragging that the owner was so smart being able to take the substances and place them in bags and put any name he wanted on them and then sell them.
What is interesting is the report that even with cops in the store Wednesday, customers were still trying to get in to buy product. On YNN, I saw a young man labled as a drug customer being interviewed. Clearly, they don't see themselves as doing anything wrong or harmful.
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