May 19, 2014 3:27 PM by David Randall

Colorado Springs store owner, husband accused of selling "spice," could face millions of dollars in penalties

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit against a Colorado Springs convenience store, its owner, and her husband, for selling "spice."  The lawsuit alleges that the owner of PoPo Wee Mart, its owner Jin Ju Kim, 56, along with her husband, Wanhee Lee, 56, sold packages of "spice" labeled as "herbal incense," "botanical sachet," and "potpourri" knowing they were being sold for human consumption.

The AG's office tells News 5 that PoPo Wee Mart was raided twice, once in December of 2013 and again in February of 2014.  Each time, Colorado Springs Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division (Metro VNI) found packages of the synthetic cannabinoids.  The first time police went into the shop, they seized 1,505 packages of spice.

The AG's Office is seeking $2,000 per violation as well as all of the profits from the spice sales. The Attorney General will argue that each spice packet represents a separate violation, adding up to millions of dollars in possible penalties.



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