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PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) – The manager of a Platte City shop has been charged with possession of the synthetic drug K-2.

The Platte County prosecutor’s office says 45-year-old Claude F. Collins Jr., of Leavenworth, Kan., was a manager of the Tobacco Shop in Platte City before it closed earlier this year. He’s accused of selling the synthetic drug from the store.

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd says police found K-2 and other synthetic drugs in three recent traffic stops. He says each of the people stopped said they bought the drugs from the Tobacco Shop. An undercover detective also bought the synthetic drugs from the shop in May and July.

Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Collins, who was arrested Aug. 6 and released on $10,000 bond.

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