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Published: 00:00, 07 July 2014 |
Updated: 13:16, 07 July 2014
Raids on three legal highs shops took place in Maidstone this morning - more than anywhere else in the county.
KCC Trading Standards officers and police entered 420 Head Shop in Union Street, 59 in Week Street and Skunkworks in Mill Street simultaneously at 10.30am.
Up to 14 stores were targetted in surprise visits from as far afield as Canterbury, Maidstone and Gravesend.
It is part of efforts to stamp out the substances and the dangers they pose - after the KM Group mounted a campaign to crack down on their sale.
The seized items have now been suspended from sale both in the shop and online, while testing is carried out to determine how safe they are.
Meanwhile two police officers and one member of Trading Standards exited 420 Head Shop with one bag of substances just after midday.
Two police officers were present in 59 during the raid but the owner decline to comment on the situation.
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