Norman couple charged with selling synthetic drugs

A Norman couple who own an aromatherapy business have been charged with selling synthetic drugs.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm •  Published: March 26, 2013
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NORMAN — A husband and wife are accused of selling synthetic substances that have an effect similar to marijuana when smoked, police Capt. Tom Easley said Tuesday.

Christie Leigh England, 36, and Dennis Kirby England, 41, were charged Friday in Cleveland County District Court with possession of a controlled synthetic substance with the intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school or park. Dennis England faces one count, while Christie England is charges with two counts.

Norman Police began investigating the Englands' business, Ancient Aromatherapy, 230 W Gary St., after three people were arrested by a patrol officer for possessing synthetic drugs. The substances — commonly known as “K2” or “Spice” — are sold as herbal incense or potpourri. Undercover officers paid $10 per gram for the products, Easley said.

Detectives searched the business March 8 and seized 190 packages of products believed to contain synthetic controlled dangerous substances.

After an apparent overdose by a high school student, police were told the Englands still were selling the substances, Easley said. Detectives searched the business a second time Thursday and found numerous packages of products similar to those seized during the earlier search.


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