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AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The state attorney general has filed a civil suit alleging an Aurora convenience store sold synthetic marijuana or "spice" that was wrongly labeled as being legal.

The lawsuit, announced Tuesday, says Aurora police and state investigators seized nearly 1,200 packages of substance from Paymon's Market last year.

The lawsuit names the store and its owners, 61-year-old Rhamatolla Ghamari and his son, 28-year-ol Paymon Eliott Ghamari. No listed phone numbers could be found for them, and a phone listed for the store was not working.

Carolyn Tyler, a spokeswoman for Attorney General John Suthers, says the lawsuit seeks a penalty of $2,000 for each package seized and an order barring future sales.

The lawsuit accuses the store and its owners of false advertising and marketing under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

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