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Police Arrest Gas Station Owner For Allegedly Selling ‘Spice’

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Bijan Barzideh (credit: Littleton Police)

Bijan Barzideh (credit: Littleton Police)

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Littleton have arrested a gas station owner for allegedly selling the synthetic marijuana called “Spice” or “K2.”

Police received a tip that Bijan Barzideh was selling Spice to kids and others from the Gas Express on Littleton Boulevard.

He was arrested for possession and distribution of Spice along with unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Spice comes in many different forms of packaging and is sold at gas stations and convenience stores even though it is banned by the DEA.

Synthetic marijuana (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

Synthetic marijuana (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

According to the arrest affidavit police said they were tipped off that Barzideh would only sell marijuana to customers that have their medical marijuana registration cards but would sell Spice to anyone.

Barzideh had no comment for CBS4 when questioned at the Gas Express.

“I’m sorry my case is pending. I can’t talk to you about it. That’s advice from my attorney,” said Barzideh.

Spice has psychological effects similar to marijuana and includes paranoia and panic attacks. It was banned as of July 2011.

In the case involving Barzideh, police said they sent a wired informant inside the Gas Express to make a purchase.

The informant was heard telling Barzideh “He had a U-A coming up” and if “he could get some Spice?”

Barzideh allegedly told him that what he had “was much stronger stuff than before” and “to give him feedback after trying it.”

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