Bio Buzz owners indicted for racketeering and spice sales

Bio Buzz owners indicted for racketeering and spice sales

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Eight people involved with the Bio Buzz store have been indicted by the Dougherty Grand Jury.

The owners and the employees of the store are now charged with racketeering and sale of synthetic marijuana.
Prosecutors say Stephen Bradford and others involved in Bio Buzz had set up a "continuous criminal enterprise to sell spice, or synthetic marijuana."

Investigators say from June 2013 through February 2014,  the group sold spice at their store fronts on North and South Slappey.  Wednesday were indicted on 30 counts of selling a number of different chemical compounds.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said "It is being adulterated and altered by a chemist, who ultimately doesn't care about what's going to happen to the user on the other end.  And spice has shown itself to be very potentially hazardous."

The indictment charges that Bio Buzz was operated as a foreign nonprofit church, called the Church of the Spiral Tree.  
Bradford has already been indicted on sales of spice charges before, and is scheduled to stand trial on those charges in October.

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