Police: Thomasville tobacco shop sold drugs to teens

Posted on: 10:31 pm, August 14, 2012, by

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Thomasville Police said they’re investigating E-Z Tobacco, a store in the Liberty Square Shopping Center, for selling synthetic marijuana to teenagers.

Lieutnant Jerry Jolly with Thomasville Police said E-Z Tobacco likely made most of it’s money selling synthetic marijuana and prescription pain pills.

“It’s bad for the community. It’s bad for our children,” Lieutenant Jolly said. “They’re looking at serious fines and prison time. They’re basically selling drugs.”

Jolly said undercover agents seized 1,000 grams of synthetic marijuana, also called Spice, Cush and K-2.

Thomasville police arrested Jamie Lynn Baker of Thomasville and charged her with several drug charges. Some of the charges are felonies. Police said more people could face charges as their investigation continues.

Several customers trying to shop at the tobacco store realized it closed Tuesday. Many of them said they had the cheapest cigarette prices around.