Springfield, Mo — Two search warrants filed by a C.O.M.E.T. drug task force officer reveal the items seized during a recent drug investigation at adult store, Paradise News and Arcade. According to the officer, for several weeks he received information that Paradise News and Arcade was selling “Bliss” from behind the counter to customers who asked for “fertilizer” or “plant food.” Officers had an undercover informant purchase one gram of “Bliss” for $84. Investigators say the “Bliss” field tested positive for both methamphetamine and cocaine. The informant told officers the Paradise clerk got “Bliss” from a drawer below and to the right of the cash register.
The drug task force officer says while serving a search warrant at Paradise News and Arcade an employee said he was in charge of ordering all of the merchandise for the store. He reportedly told officers the elaborate security system at the store sent a live feed to his home. Officers received a search warrant for his home. They seized a computer monitor, hard drive and payroll, bank receipts from his home. The same employee was booked in the Greene County Jail last week and released. Another man was also arrested. Prosecutors have not yet filed criminal charges. Officers say the investigation is ongoing.