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NORMAN, Okla. - Police are cracking down on the sale of synthetic drugs known as "K2" or "spice."

Authorities were tipped off to a business called "Ancient Aromatherapy" on Norman's W. Gray St. after they arrested someone for public intoxication.

The suspect was actually high on a substance sold as herbal incense or potpourri. Synthetic drug bust suspects

Undercover officers went to the store and paid $10 per gram for the product.

Officials said companies that make synthetic drugs try to fly under the radar  by changing up the ingredients.

However, these drugs can actually be a lot stronger than THC, the key chemical in marijuana.

Police arrested 41-year-old Dennis Kirby and his wife, 36-year-old Christie Leigh England for possession of a controlled synthetic substance with intent to distribute.