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Owner Closes Marijuana Sticker Shop in Watkins Glen


The owner of Fat Daddy’s sticker shop in Watkins Glen has shut down his business.

Jamie Walker told WENY in Elmira he made the decision to close the doors to his Franklin Street business on Monday and move it out of the Schuyler County village based on claims of the store being unfairly targeted.

11 locations associated with Walker’s Fat Daddy’s, including his shops in Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, Elmira, and Penfield, were raided by authorities in March of last year. State Police seized 114 pounds of marijuana, more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars in cash, several illegal weapons, and what was described by authorities as being a “considerable amount” of concentrated synthetic marijuana. Six people were arrested and five have had their dates in court. Just a few weeks ago, Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella told the Finger Lakes Times that Walker’s case is the final one pending. He believed it would be resolved this month.

Fat Daddy’s in Watkins Glen was operating as a marijuana “sticker shop,” exploiting a loophole in state law after marijuana possession was legalized in the Empire State as people could not legally buy marijuana directly from a store but could buy a sticker and be gifted marijuana.

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