The owner of a head shop in Wichita was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of distributing synthetic marijuana.
Brett Welch, 55, of Hutchinson, owner of Mystic Planet, was charged with 13 counts of distributing a synthetic version of marijuana, a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office said. The shop is at 2610 S. Seneca.
He also was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The indictment maintains Welch sold synthetic marijuana to undercover buyers 12 times between mid-April and Aug. 7 in Wichita.
In other indictments handed down Wednesday in Wichita’s U.S. District Court: