Rochester, N.Y. - New York's Attorney General announced that a chain of head shops in the Rochester area will be permanently banned from selling mislabeled synthetic drugs.
The owner of Look Ah Hookah must also pay a $30,000 fine for violating the state's labeling laws.
Eric Schneiderman announced a judge signed a consent order to require mislabeled synthetic drugs to be pulled from Look Ah Hookah locations in Rochester, Henrietta and Webster.
As part of Attorney General Schneiderman's undercover investigation, agents said they went into Look Ah Hookah stores and purchased synthetic drugs.
"The proliferation of synthetic drugs has become a crisis in Rochester, New York State and across the country. Today's order proves that, by taking a creative approach in using the state's existing labeling laws, we can get swift results to remove dangerous synthetic drugs off store shelves and hold sellers accountable for breaking the law," Schneiderman said. "We will continue to use every tool in our arsenal to combat the growing and dangerous synthetic drug epidemic."
The ruling affects 11 other head shops in other parts of the state.