EDIT: This story has been updated after we spoke with state officials.
Indiana State Excise Police Officers raided a shop this week in a Columbus mall, seizing candies and other items with a marijuana-derived oil. Authorities also also allegedly found a small amount of marijuana in the Nirvana shop, located in the Fair Oaks Mall on 25th Street.
Authorities say that officers executed a search warrant at the shop at around 12:20 p.m. on Monday. There, officers say they seized several cannabidiol oil products, including liquid and gummy bears. State officials say the business was cited administratively against its tobacco certificate on preliminary charges of Being a Public Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Counterfeit Controlled Substance.
Excise police say that while at the business, enough evidence was gathered to obtain a search warrant for the home of the owner, Tulsidas G. Narsinghani. Authorities arrived at his Lapwing Drive at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Monday. There, they allegedly found, and seized, several cannabidiol oil products, paper documents, drug paraphernalia, a small amount of suspected marijuana and over $20,000 in cash.
Indiana State Excise Police say that Monday’s raid comes after action taken earlier this month against Nirvana. On May 13th, officials say the business was cited on preliminary administrative charges of Possession of unauthorized E-liquid, Public Nuisance to Wit: Possession of Throwing Stars and Failure to Display Tobacco Certificate.
Authorities say that no arrests were made. They add that a report will be submitted to the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office for review.