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A seven-month investigation into sales of synthetic marijuana commonly known as "potpourri'' has culminated in raids in Emporia, El Dorado, Arkansas City and Wichita.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that 10 search warrants were served. Two men were arrested, one from El Dorado and the other from Emporia, and more arrests are expected.
The investigation began with undercover agents buying potpourri and investigating emergency room admissions of people using the substances.
Agents made controlled purchases from Blitzed Detox Shop in Emporia along with All Out Detox and Price Right Smoke Shop/JKL Liquor in El Dorado. Searches of those businesses led to other raids, including an alleged packaging operation in El Dorado. An undercover purchase was made in Wichita.
The KBI says agents seized several pounds of treated potpourri plus vehicles and more than $100,000 in cash.