Fayette County Business Searched for Illegal Products

A Fayette County business was searched by authorities for illegal products on Wednesday.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at T’s Brick City Spa (formerly known as Krooked Halo) at 221 Mill Street in Clermont. The business is owned by Tanya Tysland.

The Sheriff’s Office says the warrant stems from complaints that the business was actively selling CBD oil and CBD edible candy. Iowa law specifically states that any product derived from the cannabis sativa plant, marijuana or hemp is illegal to possess in Iowa without a medical marijuana card – and that it can only be distributed at five locations in the state. Any marijuana or hemp that can be ingested by edible means or inhaling is also illegal in the state.

The Sheriff’s Office says it has been a common misconception that CBD oil and any hemp derivatives are legal since the 2018 Farm Bill was passed through Congress. But Iowa law still holds any derivatives from the cannabis sativa plant as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance – and that supersedes federal law.

Items were seized from T’s Brick City Spa and notice was given to cease and desist the sale of such products. Anyone who has already purchased CBD products are urged to turn them over to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office – the possession of these products are legal and punishable under the Iowa Code.

This incident remains under investigation.

(photo courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)