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Zephyrhills convenience store manager accused of peddling spice

ZEPHYRHILLS — Authorities seized more than 200 packets of synthetic marijuana Friday from a highway-side convenience store and arrested the manager, Pasco County Sheriff's deputies said.

Tips from the public led investigators to a Mobile Food Mart at 36952 State Road 54, where the packets of "spice" were discovered in a freezer at about 4 p.m., Sheriff's office spokesman Doug Tobin said.

The manager, 47-year-old Tammy Embrey, faces drug possession and trafficking charges, Tobin said. She was being booked into jail Friday evening.

Deputies with a search warrant seized 210 spice packets and drug paraphernalia, he said. They also found a letter from the Sheriff's office warning businesses of a "pending crackdown" on the synthetic drugs, which can subject business owners to a fine of $500 per packet.

Zephyrhills convenience store manager accused of peddling spice 10/11/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 11, 2013 8:00pm]
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