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Boston police busted up a downtown smoke shop they said was handling hundreds of pieces of drug paraphernalia.

On Monday evening, detectives served a search warrant atChar So Bees Smoke Shop at 170 Tremont St., across from Boston Common, according to police. The warrant was the result of an investigation during which undercover officers allegedly purchased drug paraphernalia from the owner and employees of the shop on six visits.

Once inside police said they found and seized hundreds of items including 149 drug grinders, more than 150 glass pipes, five stash cans disguised as common products like soda and Ajax, and dozens of digital scales.


Four people were issued a summons to appear in court at a later date on drug paraphernalia charges, police said.

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