CSPD Confirms "Spice" Bust in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Police said Friday detectives are looking for the owner of a business selling synthetic marijuana known as "Spice."

A warrant has been issued for Alexander Kim, 50, who owns Kiki Smoke in Colorado Springs.

According to a news release, Detectives from the Metro Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence Unit initiated an investigation into the unlawful distribution of synthetic cannabinoids (aka Spice) in Colorado Springs in April.

The investigation found "Spice" was sold at Kiki Smoke a shop on Monterey Road in Colorado Springs. Warrants also allowed the search of a storage unit linked to the business. Police said a search of the storage unit and the business turned up nearly 700 packets of the "synthetic cannabinoid." Police said there was 7.25 pounds of the drug seized during the search.

According to the news release some of the names which appeared on the Spice packaging were Scooby Snax, Cherry Blast, Atomic, and Honeymoon. Each packet sold for approximately $20.00 a gram a street value of over $65,000.

Kim is an Asian man who is 5' 8", 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers in Colorado Springs at 634-STOP.