WEEKI WACHEE — The owner of a gas station was charged Wednesday with the sale of synthetic marijuana from her store over the past few months, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
Bixiz Guo, 29, who owns the Marathon station and convenience store at 9202 Commercial Way, was being held at Hernando County Detention Center in lieu of $10,500 bail.
An employee, Xu Ying Zhang, 18, was tracked down later in the day and also charged with the sale of synthetic marijuana; her bail was set at $20,000. Another employee, Guang Yong Lee, 30, remained at large.
Detectives with the sheriff's vice and narcotics unit and the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco seized $8,039 in cash from the store along with more than 150 metal and glass pipes. No synthetic marijuana was found, but Guo admitted to selling it during undercover purchases.