'Joker,' 'Monkey Spanker' Fake Pot Seized by Police

By Kyla Gardner on February 20, 2013 4:57pm | Updated on February 20, 2013 5:25pm

CHICAGO — Police seized $1.2 million in fake pot labeled "Joker" and "Monkey Spanker," police said Wednesday.

Officers received a tip the shipment was coming into Chicago, and after getting a search warrant, found the "bundles of synthetic cannabis in shiny silver packages emblazoned with colorful stickers of caricatures," according to police.

Some packages show a monkey holding a banana and are labeled "Monkey Spanker."

Others feature green-haired Batman nemesis "Joker," with the name in green lettering.

"The labels clearly pose a danger with the intent to attract young children," police said in a statement.

Police are still investigating the origin of the shipment.

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