The historic Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth is among several properties seized in a federal crackdown on a Dallas-based "K2" (synthetic marijuana) operation taken over by the Gas Pipe head shop chain.
Also seized were $2.8 million in cash and investment funds.
The Gas Pipe chain is owned by Jerry Shults, who also owns the Ridglea Theater. Neither he nor Amy Herrig, his daughter and business associate, had been charged with a crime or arrested.
This is a complicated case, but Staff writer Barry Shlachter breaks it down in this report.
-- Bill Miller