Mechanicsburg shop searched for drugs to remain closed - abc27 WHTM

Mechanicsburg shop searched for drugs to remain closed

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The owner of a Mechanicsburg business police searched for illegal drugs last week has decided not to fight the authorities who want his shop shut down.

Ted Zeiders on Tuesday gave no contest to a court injunction that will permanently close the Magical Incense Shop he has operated since 2006.

Investigators searched the shop last week and said they confiscated illegal synthetic drugs that were sold in the business. The drugs, authorities said, were designed to mimic the effects of crystal meth and other narcotics.

Zeiders previously told abc27 News that he reminded customers the products he sold were not for human consumption, but authorities said the shop also sold marijuana pipes and other illegal drug paraphernalia.

"When you are selling something that creates a flame and liquefies a substance, and selling syringes along with it, which is just patently, obviously illegal, it's going to be pretty hard to come into court and make an argument the other way," Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed said.

The items seized from the store are still being tested, and Zeiders has not been charged with any crime.

Authorities said at least 66 complaints involving the shop had been made since 2008, most of them because of erratic customers.


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