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Smoke Shop owner facing drug related charges

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Gazette Staff
April 29, 2014

ELKHORN—The owner of the Smoke Shop in Delavan made his initial court appearance Thursday on various drug related charges, according to online court records.

The investigation into David S. Yarmo, 46, of 202 Spring Lane, Delavan, goes back to 2007, according to a Walworth County District Attorney's Office criminal complaint.

Yarmo is charged with: felony delivery of schedule I or II narcotics, second and subsequent offense; three felony counts of distribute hazardous substance, second and subsequent offense; and two misdemeanor counts of manufacture or delivery of drug paraphernalia. All occurred between September 2009 and April 2014.

Walworth County deputies participated in several controlled buys from the Smoke Shop, 127 Parker Place, since 2009, according to the criminal complaint.

Yarmo was selling smoking pipes, synthetic cannabis and "hazardous substances," among other things, the complaint states.

The "hazardous substances" had various names like "MJ Wild Cherry Aromatic Potpourri" or "High Ace Blueberry," according to the complaint. Both substances reportedly tested positive for a Schedule I controlled substance.

After two people came to the store and told Yarmo a person who smoked the substance had gone missing, Yarmo reportedly gave Delavan police, on March 31, 2014, 200 packages of substances he said "something illegal has been done with," according to the complaint.

On April 4, 2014, deputies executed a search warrant for the Smoke Shop. Deputies reportedly found four customers, one buying 52 packets of a synthetic marijuana, MJ Primo, the complaint said. 

Also found inside the store were "numerous" bags of synthetic marijuana, about 300 one-gram packets of MJ Wild Cherry, 228 glass pipes, 83 glass bongs, and 30 stone pipes, the complaint said.

Yarmo's next court appearance is 3 p.m. Friday, May 2.



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