OCEAN CITY, Md. - Police are cracking down on synthetic drugs sold by the beach.
The Ocean City Police Narcotics Unit, Worcester County Sheriff's Criminal Enforcement Team and investigators from the Worcester County State's Attorney's Office served a search and seizure warrant at boardwalk businesses "Cool Topics" and "New York, New York."
According to authorities, OCPD detectives made undercover purchases from the stores of illegal products. Police say officers were even given instruction on how to get high. Police seized over 500 bags of synthetic marijuana and several hundred other pieces of suspected drug paraphernalia and a computer.
An Ocean City ordinance and Maryland State Law bans the sale of synthetic drugs, synthetic drug paraphernalia and drug paraphernalia.
Police arrested the following people in this case:
- David S. Lougasi, 52, of Berlin, Maryland
- Nitzahn Lougasi, 27, of Ocean City, Maryland
- Teodras M. Kassa, 22 of Ocean City, Maryland
- Haileleul Mulugeta, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland
Police say the department will continue to perform compliance checks and enforcement throughout the summer.