4 charged following synthetic drug raid


Indiana State Police detective Tami Watson and a member of the Franklin Police Department carry a safe containing over 300 packets of the synthetic drug Spice out of the Phillips 66 gas station on Jefferson Street in downtown Franklin on Wednesday. Mike Wolanin | For The Tribune

Police raided a downtown Franklin gas station Wednesday, arresting two people and seizing about 350 packets of synthetic marijuana in the first major bust statewide under a law meant to help police fight synthetic drugs.

Four people, who are all related, have been charged with dealing a synthetic drug. The Phillips 66 gas station, 400 E. Jefferson St., has been closed.

The station is owned by Harinder Kaur and Nachhattar Singh, police said. They live on the southside of Indianapolis and have been charged but not arrested because they currently are in India, Franklin police Detective Sgt. John Borges said. Officers arrested two other people, Veerpartap Singh and Rupinder Singh, Wednesday at the gas station.

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