NY Attorney General wins victory over Lackawanna business

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A New York Supreme Court Justice sided with New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a case over mislabeled designer drugs.

Lackawanna man Michael Jamail operated Surrealistic Sensations, an online store, out of his home. He’s now facing consequences for marketing products that cause hallucinations, which didn’t come with proper warnings, as required by law. Schneiderman has been investigating the business since 2015, and announced the victory in court on Tuesday.

Schneiderman said the judge ordered Jamail’s business to comply with all state, local and federal labeling requirements when selling, distributing and promoting products, meaning his store will no longer be able to sell illegal designer drugs.

The victory in court also opened up the business to potential monetary penalties, including damages, restitution and civil penalties.

Schneiderman said he took issue with the fact that many of the business’ products were targeting children and young adults, with many products being marketed as candy and chocolate bars with psychoactive effects.

Another court date will be scheduled to determine how much damage has been done by the business’ sales.

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