DA Shuts Down Multiple Memphis Businesses for Drugs

DA Shuts Down Multiple Memphis Businesses for Drugs

The District Attorney's office and law enforcement had a busy day in Memphis Wednesday, shutting down multiple businesses for reported drug activity.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - The District Attorney's office and law enforcement had a busy day in Memphis Wednesday, shutting down multiple businesses for reported drug activity.

Among the 34 businesses raided include Wizards on Madison Avenue, Glassworks on Cooper Street, Whatever on Highland Street, and numerous tobacco shops.

The DEA initiative "Project Synergy" targeted the sale of 250 different synthetic drugs, such as bath salts and synthetic marijuana.

The 2-year investigation, involving more than 400 law enforcement officers, netted indictments for 40 individuals.

"The sellers of synthetic drugs specifically target our young people," said Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich. "We will not sit back and ignore this threat to our children and to the entire community."

The indicted suspects all face at least one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. They are scheduled to appear in court July 1.

A complete list of the suspects and businesses involved can be found in the attached document.
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