On Sunday, the new state law banning the sale of K2 went into effect. To ensure the new law was being upheld, the Troy Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit – consisting of Officers from Troy, Auburn Hills, and Bloomfield Township – conducted undercover compliance checks at five establishments in each city.
Undercover officers went into the businesses and tried to purchase the banned substances at the businesses, many of which had previously displayed and sold the now illegal substances. Officers did not find, nor were they able to purchase, any of the illegal substances. Police contacted either the owner or the clerk of each business they visited to inform them of the compliance check.
"The Troy Police Department didn’t wait for the law to take effect before we actively engaged our merchants and citizens to address this problem," Troy Police Chief Gary Mayer said. "We will continue, as is our tradition, to reach out to the community for their help and support in keeping our children safe."
In June, the Troy Police Department had visited 42 establishments in the city and obtained pledges from them not to sell K-2 or other synthetic drug products. Each of them were given a placard from the Troy Police Department to post in their window acknowledging their pledge to not sell the product. The effects on persons using these substances have shown to be devastating, and the department will continue to be proactive in its response to this destructive product.
The previous information was submitted by the Troy Police Department.