Undercover officers bought the product from three area businesses and tested it.
After that, officers seized the oil and other CBD products from those businesses including Fantasy in Montrose and Dreamerz and Smokey Doke off Bingle.
HPD is cracking down on CBD oil. If it contains a certain chemical, it can be deadly. HPD seized products from 3 businesses. Whoever is adding the chemical is not a professional. One doctor said people taking these drugs are “volunteering to be lab rats.” @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/J6ANMMbzb9— Marla Carter (@MarlaABC13) May 9, 2018
"People are spiking these substances with a wide-variety of different pharmaceuticals, most of which are illegal, all of which we know to be dangerous," said Dr. David Persse with City of Houston Emergency Medical Services.
The attorney for Smokey Doke said his client bought the product from a third party and didn't know it contained an illegal chemical.
He said his client has voluntarily taken the items off the shelves. He also said his client won't sell them until he's satisfied that he's dealing with a reputable distributor.