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Gas station owner booked on additional Spice charges

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WEEKI WACHEE The owner and manager of a gas station arrested last month on charges of selling the synthetic drug “Spice” was picked up on additional charges Tuesday.

Last month, Gregory Alan Jones, 51, was arrested on charges of principal to sale of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell after sheriff’s detectives seized more than 1,000 packets of the drug from the Mobil gas station at 6200 Commercial Way, as well as cash and two cannabinoid test kits. The synthetic drug was also found in his vehicle.

Jones was arrested on Tuesday for eight outstanding charges including possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a state park, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possessing a conveyance for sale of a controlled substance. Jones bonded out for $80,000 on Tuesday afternoon.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement tested and confirmed the drugs contained banned chemicals, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

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