Photo courtesy Geary County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities in Geary County are investigating after several items containing THC (the main active ingredient of cannabis)and drug paraphernalia were seized Thursday from a Junction City vape shop.

According to the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was executed at Space Out Smoke and Vape, located at 433 East Chestnut, in reference to an investigation into the distribution of a controlled substance. In doing so, officers seized approximately 1,450 items containing THC and about 1,200 items of drug paraphernalia.

Many of the items are packaged similar to legitimate candy which the Sheriff’s Office says easily entice children into wanting to consume them. Parents are encouraged to be aware of what their children and young adults are consuming, to avoid serious health issues.

No arrests have been announced. The case remains under investigation.