Designer Drug Search Nets $40K In Counterfeit Goods

Lawmen checking stores for bath salts and spice say they ended up finding nearly $40,000 in counterfeit goods at a Morehead City store.

The bust happened Tuesday at the 98 Cent Store on Arendell Street. Police say they seized boxes of knock-off shirts, shoes and jeans from the business.

Police say they contacted the Department of Homeland Security who contracts out an expert on counterfeit goods. That expert verified the goods as being fakes.

Carteret County deputies also searched a warehouse in Atlantic Beach for the business. There's no word yet on the amount of goods found at that location.


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  • by Naked and Famous Location: Greenville on Jun 10, 2011 at 08:31 PM
    hahaha @ the idea of people buying fake evisus.. you buy your high-end jeans online from the official sites or vendors, suckers.
  • by B-Payne Location: Havelock on Jun 8, 2011 at 08:37 PM
    Wow...Don't knock their hustle..it's hard times so if people want to buy fake jordans, evisu jeans, etc let them. I personally know the owners and they are good people just trying to make a decent living and provide another option of shopping to the community. As far as the bath salts and spice are concerned....i think its really still up for debate.
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      by To B-payne on Jun 9, 2011 at 06:43 AM in reply to B-Payne
      Bath salts and spice do nothing but kill your brain cells. Add this to the fact that most of their "clientele" walked over from Cape Lookout High School and you have a problem.
  • by jd Location: winterville on Jun 8, 2011 at 05:42 PM
    Dont fret folks, spice is about to make a comeback...a new, completely legal formulation is about to hit the market....and if they ban that, then they will have to ban several ordinary items that you can buy at any store...oh nanny-state, hep us please!!!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2011 at 07:32 PM in reply to jd
      And you reckon they're less likely to do that than to, oh, say, start a REGISTRY and keep up from store to store with home many boxes of cold medicine you buy in a week? Ha. If they have to take dish soap, baby food, and pink lace socks off the shelves in order to keep playing the 'war on drugs' card, you know they're gonna do it.
  • by To Boats Location: Everywhere on Jun 8, 2011 at 01:01 PM
    The article doesn't say they were counterfeiting designer drugs. They were searching for the designer drugs and found the counterfeit goods. Not that they found counterfeit designer drugs.
  • by Boats Location: Beaufort on Jun 8, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    What!! Are they counterfeiting designer drugs now? What are they doing, putting "MADE IN USA" labels in Mexican drugs, or what?
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      by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2011 at 11:57 AM in reply to Boats
      What!! Cant you read? Oh yeah, we are east of I-95. The article says clothes, not drugs.
  • by Duh Location: NC on Jun 8, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    umm...duh! if you've ever walked in the 98 cents store, you would know that those clothes are knock-offs. if you chose to buy them, you're an idiot.
  • by Tax Dollars Location: taxville on Jun 8, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    I know right? So they got some counterfit clothes of the street! Perhaps maybe catching some drug dealera (before i get flamed, I know that the police were out enforcing the bath salts....i applaud themm enforcing the law) Perhaps a better way to of handled it (hindsight is an exact science) perhaps waiting and watching as is protocol in most investigations to the best of my recollection; it is just that patience and the relentless "laying in wait" might of given a more favorable reaction to the taxpayers. I will sleep better tonight knowing that someone who saw a pair of Lee jeans at way below cost and went to pay (however, they could also be arrested for receiving stolen property...Felonious intent? I think "Anonymous" said it best. "I feel safer already!"
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      by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM in reply to Tax Dollars
      So you think they should have just ignored it even though it is illegal? Is everone that makes comments here a complete idiot? None of you ever make any sense.
  • by Wow on Jun 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    wonder what kind of stuff they got? Like purses? jeans? I hope they elaborate. I know someone who frequents the store on a regular basis.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2011 at 12:02 PM in reply to Wow
      Maybe if you would read the story you wouldnt wonder. It says EXACTLY what the items are in the article. Its time to move back to the triangle area because I cant stand stupidity.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    I feel safer already!
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