Wilton police seize delta-8 THC, illegal products from Mohegan Smoke Shop
Wilton police seized delta-8 THC and other illegal products from a smoke shop after a minor was able to purchase products from the store.
Authorities say they got a tip that Mohegan Smoke Shop was selling tobacco and other products to minors.
Police, along with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, conducted a preplanned compliance check at the smoke shop Wednesday.
During the compliance check, police say a person under the age of 18 who works for the state was able to purchase a nicotine vape device from the clerk.
Police say the clerk, Mhd Talal Najib, of Norwalk, was issued with an infraction for the illegal sale of a nicotine device.
Police say multiple items containing delta-8, 9 and 10 THC products were on display for sale at the shop -- exceeding .3 percent THC by dry weight-- in violation of state law. Police seized the products from the shop.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has been cracking down on the illegal sale of delta-8 THC.
Tong recently sued five retailers for allegedly selling delta-8 THC products that mimic kid snacks and candy.
The owner of the store tells News 12 the clerk who sold the nicotine vaping device to an underage customer will be let go from the business.
He says all employees are trained to check IDs before a purchase is made.
The owner adds he was unaware delta-8 THC products were not allowed to be sold and says he was never sent a letter from the state.
The owner says he stands by the law and says all delta-8 THC products have been removed from his other store locations.