Friday, December 19, 2014

Case adjourned again for owner of Tebb's Headshop chain
By WKTV News

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Rome man who owns the Tebb's Headshop chain throughout Central New York had his case adjourned Thursday for the second time in State Supreme Court in Watertown.

A lawsuit has been filed by the New York State Attorney General's Office against John Tebbetts III for selling synthetic drugs in his stores. In July, head shops across the country were raided in a simultaneous bust. Tebbetts' stores remain open as his case gets prolonged.

He appeared briefly in State Supreme Court on August 23 where he had his case adjourned until September 27 because he had not yet obtained an attorney. Court officials said on September 27 that the judge agreed to adjourn Tebbetts case yet again, this time until October 16, so that Tebbetts could obtain an attorney in the meantime.

Synthetic drugs, including those known as "bath salts," have been said to be responsible for numerous incidents requiring the response of law enforcement, including assaults, burglaries, and more.