Ip Kim (left) and Pirt Kang are facing felony charges after a spice bust in Caroline County.
CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -
The owner of a supermarket as well as an employee at a convenience store in Caroline County are facing felony charges, after authorities recovered $13,000 worth of synthetic marijuana during a raid.
In early April, the Tri-Cities Narcotics Task Force and VA Alcohol Beverage Control Enforcement officers raided the Port Royal Supermarket and Corbin Mart store. During the raid, officers confiscated $13,000 worth of synthetic marijuana, widely known as spice.
Ahead of the raid, sources told police that customers would wait until the store was empty, then use code names to retrieve the spice from behind the counter.
The owner of the Port Royal Supermarket, 53-year-old Pirt Kang, was charged with three felony counts of selling drugs. Ip Kim, an employee of Corbin Mart, also faces three felony charges of selling drugs.