ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a judge has awarded the state $16,000 in his lawsuit against a Plattsburgh store owner for selling mislabeled synthetic drugs.
Acting Supreme Court Justice Kevin Ryan says Carla Brotherton, is liable under the state's labeling laws for selling as "sachets" synthetic marijuana- type products that customers smoke, and also selling nitrous oxide chargers for whipped cream that customers inhale.
Schneiderman got temporary restraining orders in July against 16 shops selling allegedly mislabeled products.
Ryan's order bans Brotherton from selling the items at her stores This and That and 20 Below.
Attorney Timothy Dandar says Thursday Ryan's ruling puts her business in jeopardy and will be appealed.
He says it leaves "a huge question" about where liability ends for a product sold by a business.
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