When the heat is on, one wonders why any cash would be left on site, but maybe they felt untouchable. The recent raids at the chain of upstate head shops that included one in Watertown yielded $400K in cash including $21K in the Watertown store.
Lots of product and vehicles too.
Tebb's Head Shops were the product of an apparently enterprising retailer who discovered a business model for drugs that took it off the street corner and into a store front.
Since so many of today's generation buy any and everything on a card, I suspect there is a healthy paper trail and bank records which would be helpful in determining gross sales and whether sales tax was paid.
There are plenty of existing ways under the law to have put the heat on the sale of bath salts and related products.
The Tebb's business model apparently didn't have legs although it appears to have worked for a while.
As long as demand exists the void in the market will be filled in some other, less obvious way.
Watertown Daily Times | Head shop raids yielded $400,000 in cash, 8 vehicles