Store cited for violating ‘spice’ ordinance, closed for 31 days

An undercover “buy” operation by the Perry Police Department (PPD) has led to the 31-day closing of a local convenience store for violating the city’s “spice” ordinance.

The Perry Code Enforcement Board upheld the violation notice filed against the owners of Starmart, located on North Jefferson Street, and suspended their business license for 31 days. A $500 fine was also levied against both the business owner and the store clerk who sold the product.

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