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This is a HUGE location with many options. I shop here as they have the best selection I have found anywhere in Central Florida. Give them a try, you’ll be glad you did. more
First time here and it is amazing! I heard they have new owners and I must say (from what I have read before), this is a huge change. Plenty of space and music is on point! more
My husband and I decided to return to the pipe dreams hookah and check it out since the new ownership and remodel. Let me just say. it’s AMAZING! nice and chill atmosphere, the remodel they did. more
Best smoke shop in Orlando. It has a wide variety of pipes and hookah. If you are looking to purchase pipe or hookah, go here. Other places do not have that much variety at all compared to this. more
This place has potential but is not taking advantage of a good location and product selection. It’s never busy , I’ve never seen more than one person in there when I go. I stop by occasionally to. more
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Agents: Smoke-shop chain made, sold synthetic hash oil
The folks at Pipe Dreams sold a wide variety of bongs.
But they also sold illegal substances for customers to puff, agents said Friday.
Pipe Dreams manufactured a synthetic form of hash oil, a substance highly concentrated with the active ingredient in marijuana, and distributed the drug through its chain of smoke shops across Central Florida, agents allege.
After a yearlong investigation, agents dismantled the alleged synthetic-drug ring and seized $8 million worth of inventory, including drugs, bongs, whippets and pipes.
James Knapton, 74, of Astor, co-owner of the five Pipe Dreams stores in Seminole, Volusia, Lake and Orange counties, was arrested Thursday.
Authorities are searching for the other co-owner, wife Amie Knapton, 39, of Port Orange.
The investigation into the Pipe Dreams smoke shops began last August after officials received complaints that they sold synthetic narcotics.
“Agents then conducted a series of undercover operations and made controlled purchases in order to identify the persons involved with the drug deals,” the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Kim Cannaday, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, said the stores sold a synthetic version of hash oil, a substance extracted from marijuana leaves through a dangerous process using flammable butane.
She said it is illegal to sell pipes and bongs when the intended use is for illegal drugs such as marijuana and synthetic marijuana.
“When you have knowledge that this stuff is being used to manufacture hash oil, that makes it illegal,” she said. “We know they had knowledge because when undercover [agents] went in there, they bought the synthetic narcotics along with drug paraphernalia,” she added.
The Knaptons are facing the following charges: racketeering, sale/delivery of a controlled substance, manufacture/delivery of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to sell/deliver controlled substance and conspiracy to manufacture/deliver drug paraphernalia.
Four Pipe Dreams employees were arrested Thursday on conspiracy charges. Meanwhile, five other employees remain at large.
The City County Investigative Bureau, a multiagency task force, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement searched five Pipe Dreams locations in December.
A Central Florida synthetic-drug ring operating out of a chain of smoke shops called Pipe Dreams was busted after an investigation that began last year.