Rochester, N.Y. – Two local businesses with the same owner are among the 16 smoke shops across New York accused of mislabeling and selling synthetic drugs.
On Tuesday, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a lawsuit against two Look Ah Hookah shops. One is on East Henrietta Road in Henrietta and the other is on West Ridge Road in Greece. Both are owned Theresa Dyer according to county records.
A.G. Schneiderman said the statewide undercover video investigation found these shops were selling bath salts, synthetic marijuana, nitrous oxide chargers, and other designer products that were marketed with false descriptions.
Some products were labeled and marketed as incense, potpourri, and glass cleaner to make them seem harmless or not labeled at all. This investigation and subsequent civil action also invoked statutes in New York State’s Public Health Law, Education Law, Agriculture & Markets Law, and General Business Law.
The Attorney General’s Office contends that these products do not appropriately list all of the ingredients contained in these substances nor do they list where they are manufactured.