CEDAR LAKE, Ind. (WISH) — A food store in northwest Indiana has been cited by excise police for selling counterfeit Juul pods and Juul starter kits.
Indiana State Excise Police confiscated the materials while executing a search warrant Friday night at Zip Food Store at 7208 W. 132nd Avenue in Lake County.
Investigators with Juul confirmed to excise police that the mango-flavored pods were counterfeit.
Authorities say the investigation started two months ago after a citizen complaint.
The business was cited for public nuisance, failing to maintain invoices and for obtaining e-liquid from an unauthorized source.
The case now goes to the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office.