Local vape shop closed by APD for investigation following Friday morning search warrant

Published 2:51 pm Friday, October 13, 2023

A local business has been ordered closed after the Andalusia Police Department executed a search warrant there this morning.

Chief Paul Hudson said the APD opened an investigation after receiving numerous reports of illegal activity at Mellow Haze, located at 1102 Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway in Andalusia.

The retail business was licensed to sell tobacco products by the State of Alabama, and had a retail sales license in the City of Andalusia.

The APD obtained a search warrant, which it executed at approximately 9 a.m. on Friday morning. Chief Hudson said numerous items will be sent to the Department of Forensic Sciences for analysis. The contents of the business were seized by order of the Circuit Court of Covington County, pending further investigation into possible illegal activity.

The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.