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First synthetic drug charge from raid at Tonawanda Indian Reservation filed by feds

An employee of a smoke shop on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation was charged in federal court today for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

Tiffany E. Greiner, 22, of Akron, was arraigned in federal court in Buffalo on a single count of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance analog intended for human consumption.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison or a $1 million fine or both.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Greiner was employed as a sales clert at the Sacajawea Smoke Shop in Basom.

The charge stems from a lengthy investigation by the DEA involving sales of synthetic marijuana and bath salts that resulted in numerous search warrants being served at various shops on the reservation in February.

The criminal complaint alleges that Greiner sold quantities of "Sexy Monkey" and "Alien Incense."

The substances are allegedly analogs to controlled substances and the government is accusing Greiner of knowingly selling the products for human consumption to undercover agents.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.

Lisa Falkowski
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This young woman did know better, I'm sure, but where is the punishment to the establishment? They are just as guilty.

david spaulding
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anybody else find it ironic that federal thugs go onto the indian reservation,raid an indian smoke shop,and come home with an arrest of a non indian? guess the thugs are afraid of the seneca nation....good job boys...your true colors come through.

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