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Twilight Boutique Moves Out of Strongsville

Sign says it will reopen in Parma

, the Prospect Road head shop that was raided by police in March, has moved out.

Neighbors noticed this weekend that the overhead sign was down and the store was empty.

A notice painted on the window says it is moving to Chevrolet Boulevard in Parma. 

Its owners, Sean and Sherry Lightner,  for a pre-trial on aggravated drug trafficking charges for allegedly selling K2-type products that contained illegal chemicals.

They are each charged with a first-degree felony for selling products that contain an analog of the .

The store, which was a sore spot for some residents, was open 24 hours a day and sold what employees called decorative accessories and what police called drug paraphernalia, including pipes.

It also sold synthetic marijuana -- chemically coated plant leaves marketed as "herbal incense" with names like K2 and Spice -- that kids and young adults roll into cigarettes and smoke for a pot-like high.

Linndale police, following up on an incident that took place in their village, confiscated 586 packs of the fake pot in the March 2 raid, as well as hundreds of pipes and other smoking implements.

Linndale Sgt. Tim Franczak said lab tests showed the products Twilight Boutique were selling contained an "analog chemical" that was substantially similar to the banned ones.

Both Lightners are set for pre-trial on Monday, court records show. At a pre-trial, the prosecutor and defense attorneys typically discuss the charges and -- possibly -- consider a plea bargain, in which the defendants plead guilty to lesser charges to avoid a trial.

The Lightners are scheduled to go before Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joan Synenberg at 9 a.m. 

The couple is currently free on $50,000 separate cash bonds. They have not commented, but company representatives have steadfastly denied the charges and said the Lightners will be found innocent.

K2 and other synthetic marijuana disappeared from the shelves briefly after the ban, but were replaced by similar products containing slightly different chemicals.

tom m June 04, 2012 at 12:48 PM
oh no what is the residents of strongsville going to to now for their 24 hour a day need for herbal incense (for aroma-therapy use only) Chevrolet Boulevard in Parma will be a much better location for the shop (linndale police wont have to drive as far to bust them again)
LB June 04, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Too funny tom....
joe simonton June 05, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I tried to look up K3 incense on the internet, just to gain some understanding on how to burn it and what is smells like,how long it lasts,etc,etc to use as a herbal incense product, but all I could find is reviews on people smoking it, every single review was about people getting high and nothing written about using K3 as a incense
Bev June 07, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Yay!!! Im glad their gone... I was surprised to even believe they could set up shop here anyway!
Hey Yoo June 08, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Yay!! more jobs and taxes out of Strongsville. LOL No wonder your city is falling apart, a bunch of mothers who won't pay attention to what there kids are doing so they blame everyone else for their shortcomings.
LB June 08, 2012 at 06:44 PM
HEY YOO...I live in Strongsville and you are 100% correct!! I could NOT have said it better myself! Instead of worrying so much about their social statuses and wine gatherings, maybe they should worry about where their kids are and what they're doing for a change....
Tom Brennan June 08, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Probably the only business the mayor would not welcome back with open arms.......
tom m June 08, 2012 at 10:52 PM
what do parents have to do with this....... the place sold incense harmless incense ....its not like they were buying it to smoke it or anything
LB June 08, 2012 at 11:07 PM
tom m-Obviously you are one of those parents that "think" their kids are perfect...God I hope you're joking with that absurd comment.....Some of these kids are WORSE than kids that grew up in the hood...at least they have respect for their parents..these spoiled brats have NONE....Gee...I wonder why?
tom m June 08, 2012 at 11:24 PM
that was sarcasm ....I am actually a big fan of bringing swats back in school ( how many of you can remember EVERY teacher that gave out swats)
LB June 08, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Me Too! Paddle with the holes in it...These kids have NO idea.....
Dave Mowers June 26, 2012 at 05:12 PM
The stores owners are finished. Obama is set to sign the federal bill giving them 20 years in prison for trafficking synthetic drugs.
law guy July 13, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Actually Dave the ban the President signed would have nothing to do with an ongoing case. Read the report from the DEA where he admits there will be little that can be done with this law. The chemists are ahead of the game and will just manipulate a molecule and now its legal.

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