MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — About seven months after they were taken for testing, several CBD products tested from businesses in Myrtle Beach were found to be above the legal limits of THC, according to MBPD Chief Amy Prock.
The Myrtle Beach Police Department completed multiple controlled buys at locations throughout the City of Myrtle Beach. The test results of some of these products tested above the legal limits for THC.
The collection of the items was in an attempt to make sure the levels were within the legal limit.
Two months ago, the city banned the sale and advertising of cannabidiol oil or CBD based edibles and smokes shops, amongst other things in the city's entertainment overlay district, and for Myrtle Beach resident Tuvia Wilkes, who owns seven businesses in downtown Myrtle Beach, he said it's time the city come forward with results from last summer's testing.
Prock said they are working to notify the businesses.
"I felt it was my duty to bring that to the public’s awareness, as well as to our council's awareness. We want to make sure our community and our visitors know what’s going into their bodies," she said.
She said it's still an open investigation.
She says she's also concerned because she has footage of employees along Ocean Boulevard telling customers that the items they were selling could get you high. Prock says the department did multiple controlled buys at the locations when they gathered that footage.
"We want to make sure our community and our visitors know what’s going into their bodies. We are going to be transparent obviously in our continued investigations and that’s why obviously the test results will be available through our FOA procedure," said Prock.