The Marathon gas station at Routes 120 and 83 in Grayslake was found in possession of an illegal substance that mimics the effects of marijuana.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit received an anonymous tip that the Grayslake Marathon Stop & Shop gas station located at 735 E. Belvidere Road in Grayslake was selling synthetic cannabis. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the business on Friday, Nov. 16, and seized 913 grams of synthetic cannabis and $1,624 in cash. The Grayslake Police Department assisted in that search. Criminal charges are pending results from the crime laboratory. Submitted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office
Chicagoland news to talk about: Drunk suburban drivers don’t heed police.
State authorities hope to combat the use of synthetic marijuana and "bath salts." Citing American Association of Poison Control Centers statistics, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office said abuse of synthetic drugs is surging. Last year, poison control centers received 302 calls about bath salts; in 2011, that number has skyrocketed to 5,600. And national poison control centers received about 2,900 calls for synthetic marijuana issues; in 2011 so far, they've received nearly double. The sudden spike has lawmakers, parents and police worried because of the harmful effects of the chemicals and the unpredictable behavior of those under the influence. It took two officers and a little help from neighbors to stop and drag a drunken…