- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say two brothers have been arrested in the investigation of synthetic marijuana making more than a dozen homeless people sick this summer.

Police say 42-year-old Minh Dang and 46-year-old Tuan Dang are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. The Dangs own a retail chain called the Spice Boutique, which on Thursday was ordered by the state to stop selling synthetic cannabinoids.

The siblings were arrested Tuesday in an undercover investigation into sale and use of what’s known as Kush or K2. At least 16 homeless people suspected of using Kush got sick in June.

Online records don’t list attorneys to speak for the brothers, whose bond was set at $500,000 each.

Four of their employees are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and falsifying drug tests.

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