Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 14 that
Brothers Market & Meat Mart in Houston has been closed after it
allegedly violated the terms of a temporary injunction.
against the market had been filed after the Houston Police Department Narcotics
Division purportedly found synthetic drugs sold at the location. A temporary
injunction mandated that the store either employ two police officers for
security or close the store if two crimes occurred over a six-month span.
According to Paxton’s office, six occurred within a six-week period.
defendants fought the alleged violation, alleging they had leased the store
to a third party. According to state law, however, a property owner cannot
avoid temporary injunction restrictions by leasing out his or her property.
will not stand by as the health and safety of Texans is endangered by drug
peddlers looking for a quick buck,” Paxton said. “The sale of illegal, deadly
drugs must be put to a stop. My office will continue to work with local
authorities across the state to send a message: businesses who sell these
dangerous and illegal substances will not escape punishment.”