Store owners face Spice charges

Daily Journal staff reports

The owners of a Greenwood discount tobacco store were arrested Thursday after police said they were selling Spice.

Police arrested Sonal Y. Parikh, 59, on two counts of dealing synthetic marijuana and Yogesh B. Parikh, 64, on one count of dealing synthetic marijuana.

The couple own Low Bob’s Discount Tobacco, at 713 Fry Road in Greenwood, according to a Greenwood Police Department news release.

Police began the investigation in October, when detectives received tips that Spice was being sold at the store, the release said.

Undercover investigators went to the store and purchased Spice multiple times, the release said.

Police said the couple told them they knew that it was illegal to sell Spice and at times made investigators wait until any other customers in the store had left before selling them Spice, the release said.

Sonal Parikh and Yogesh Parikh, both of Indianapolis, were taken to the Johnson County jail. Sonal Parikh was being held on $16,000 bond, and Yogesh Parikh was being held on $8,000 bond.

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