A CBD store in Menomonee Falls was raided and three people were arrested after two small children had a nonfatal overdose after unintentionally ingesting a CBD-related product a parent bought from the store.
The investigation into the overdose incident led to law enforcement executing a search warrant March 30 at Superstar Buds, N88-W16733 Main St., according to the news release from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities obtained evidence the business was selling products containing prohibited levels of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or delta-9-THC, according to the news release.
The Sheriff’s Department said in the news release that state law allows for the sale of CBD-related products only if the delta-9-THC levels are not more than 0.3%. Several of the products obtained from the store during this investigation had delta-9-THC levels of more than 20%, the department said.
Three people were arrested after the search warrant was executed. The Waukesha County district attorney will decide charges, according to the news release.
Chris Syrrakos, owner of Superstar Buds, started a GoFundMe page on April 2 to raise funds for legal fees and costs associated with reopening the store. On the page, he states he believes the products sold were legal under Wisconsin’s hemp program.
“They (law enforcement officers) illegally trashed our store and intentionally destroyed this sacred plant, (plant abuse) and seized over $100,000 worth of products and cash, they are also trying to charge the owner and employee each with five felonies of manufacture and sales and distribution of THC,” he wrote on the page.
“We demand change and justice we are compliant under the program rules since 2018 we are innocent we are protected under the hemp program and demand justice this is an attack on the industry,” he wrote.
The fundraising goal is $100,000 and $100 has been raised so far.
The investigation is ongoing, according to the news release.