Shop checks ID before sale
Synthetic cannabis concern sees police action
Central Otago’s sole synthetic cannabis dealer, C & C Traders, has passed a controlled purchase operation refusing to sell the products to a 14-year-old boy. Alexandra’s Constable Toni Velenski said police and Public Health South staff conducted the operation last week.
Irrigation changes about to start
Work is set to begin in the next fortnight on ground preparations to move Alexandra’s Molyneux Park irrigation off town water supply and on to bore supply. Central Otago District ‘‘They (C & C Traders staff) were great. No ID, no sale (had been the store’s policy). They were compliant,’’ Ms Velenski said. Police had been pushing for the operation after being contacted by a lot of concerned people about children being able to buy synthetic cannabis, the amount being sold, products sold in unlabelled packaging and products being sold store’s premises. Last year police spoke to the store’s owner, Bill Clements, about the unlabelled products and selling off the premises and it was believed he had since stopped. Concerns about the sales were growing and several people contacted the Mirror after an
off the article earlier this month about the synthetic cannabis K2 being taken off the shelves. Some said the Government should consider all tobacco products when looking at legislation which would mean synthetic cannabis manufacturers and distributors would need to prove they were safe before selling them.
Still in stock: C & C Traders in Centennial Ave in Alexandra, the sole store in Central Otago selling synthetic cannabis.