CITRUS COUNTY, Fla - A Hernando store owner is accused of selling synthetic marijuana at her discount tobacco store.
Marie Mako, 54, of 221 W. Quincy Street, Hernando, is charged with selling a controlled substance, a felony.
Citrus County deputies say received a tip that narcotic deals were being conducted at Discount Tobacco located off North Florida Avenue in Hernando.
An arrest report states an undercover officer, outfitted with a recording device, reportedly bought a package of synthetic marijuana and rolling papers from Mako for $30.
Under Florida law, synthetic marijuana is a controlled substance and illegal to sell.
The transaction took place on June 12.
On Thursday, a search warrant was executed at the store and Mako was arrested.
Mako is being held on $5,000 bond.