At approximately 1:00 PM on Thursday April 16th, 2015, The United States Department of Homeland Security, with a legal search warrant, raided “A Plus Vapes and Deals”. A Plus is a small vape shop located on 327 Ellicott St, Batavian, N.Y.
They were raided for allegedly selling “fake products” to customers. At the time of this writing, we here at vapeaboutit.com are not aware exactly what fake products the agents obtained the warrant for. What we do know, is that Federal Agents were seen taking boxes out of the vape shop on Thursday afternoon. What a mystery.
After contacting The Department of Homeland Security, they declined to comment. They released an initial statement saying “The search warrant is still under a court ordered seal and no more information will be released”.
A phone call made by Vape About It to A Plus Vapes and Deals on Friday April 17th and again on Saturday April 18th, got us a generic message stating “This mailbox is unable to accept voicemail messages at this time. Please try again later. Goodbye.” It looks as if there official website http://vaporsbataviany.com/ has been taken down as well. Looks like these poor souls got owned by the man.
A Plus Vapes and Deals yellow pages.com official business listing states they are “A vape shop that specializes in all types of vapor products. We also carry many types and styles of cell phones. We carry jewelry and DVDs as well.”
Right now the facts of why this shop was raided are murky and filled with mystery, were they simple honest vape folks just trying to make a living? Were they selling fake diamond earrings to unsuspecting housewives? Were they copying illegal Fifty Shades of Grey blue-rays and selling them like hotcakes? You decide.
We’ll keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.
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