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Pasco store manager arrested on spice charges

A store manager at a Zephyrhills convenience store was arrested this afternoon for selling and possessing synthetic marijuana, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.

Tammy Embrey, 46, was arrested after sheriff’s detectives went in the Mobil Food Mart, 36952 State Road 54, and discovered 210 spice packets, drug paraphernalia and ledgers. Some of the spice packets were found in the freezer, which could be easily accessed by adults and children, the sheriff’s office said.

Detectives had received tips from the public about sales of synthetic marijuana at the convenience store. Detectives executed the search warrant at 4 p.m.

Investigators also found a letter from the sheriff’s office in the store warning businesses on the crackdown regarding the sale of synthetic marijuana. Pasco County has an ordinance where store owners can be fined up to $500 per spice packet.

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