Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- News 12 has the latest updates on two court cases involving spice busts.
Atul Patel, who owns Lewiston Express, and his son, Kinjalkumar Patel, both pleaded not guilty at their arraignment on Friday. The Patels are charged with 18 counts of possession of spice with intent to sell.
The Patels were arrested after investigators found 400 bags of spice at their convenience store on Lewiston Road in June 2012.
The owners of the Pumpkin Center store, Young Ju Kim and Hyun Su Kim, also pleaded not guilty on Friday. The Kims are charged with 17 counts of possession of a counterfeit substance with intent to distribute.
Investigators say they found about 800 grams of spice in the couple's Harlem store and another 3,000 grams at their home in July 2012.
Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.
Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.