The latest to be charged with manufacture or delivery of a synthetic cannabinoid are 22-year-old Vikas Sriram and 23-year-old Gandhi Teki Abhishek. Sriram's charge is enhanced because the alleged sale was within 1,000 feet of a school, the Denver Alternative Center on 5th Street.
A county deputy said in the affidavit, on July 16th he went to the Shop-and-Go on 5th Street and bought a package labeled "7H Kush" for $35 and that the substance later field tested positive for synthetic cannabinoid. Funds for the purchases were from an account in the district attorney's office.
Abhishek was arrested at the Zoom-in #2 on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The same deputy says he went to the store on July 14th after making a previous purchase.
He says he asked the man for a package of "Crazy Monkey" which later tested positive for cannabinoids. The warrants were issued after an investigation by the district attorney's drug enforcement division into sales of synthetic marijuana -- also known as K2. Officers say they have the transactions recorded on audio and video.
The 11 arrests so far come from investigations at 5 convenience stores, and also the High Flyer specialty store on 10th. All the other suspects have bonded out of jail.
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