THE BP ON TERRY AND COOPER ROAD… THEY SAY THEY WANT THE STORE TO STOP SELLING DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. 16 WAPT’S JENNIFER ORTEGA WAS THERE DURING A HEATED DEBATE BETWEEN PROTESTORS AND EMPLOYEES. T WHY ARE YOU SELLING THEM? THEN DON’T SMOKE OR YOU WON’T GET CAUGHT… A PROTEST OUTSIDE THIS BP BY THE GROUP “RESPECT OUR BLACK DOLLARS” LEAD TO THIS WAR OF WORDS. THESE STORES ARE SET UP ALL AROUND THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND SELL THIS! I CHALLENGE YOU TO GO TO MADISON COUNTY AND FIND THIS IN ANY OF THE STORES. I CHALLENGE YOU TO DO THAT. YOU CAN DEFINITELY COME TO JACKSON AND FIND IT IN EACH STORE AT EACH CORNER. THE GROUP SAYS THE PIPES THE STORE SELLS MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO SMOKE CRACK AND OTHER DRUGS. THIS IS THE SAME GROUP THAT PROTESTED AT THE EXPRESS FUEL ON NORTHSIDE DRIVE… THAT STORE WAS BUSTED FOR OPIUM AND SPICE. SOME OF THE PARAPHERNALIA, CRACK PIPES ARE NOT INFLUENCING WHAT’S BEST ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY. AND ABOUT 100 YARDS AWAY IS ANOTHER SCHOOL. THIS IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THEN WHAT’S GOING ON, ON NORTHSIDE AND BAILEY. ACCORDING TO JACKSON LAW— IF THE STORE HAS A SIGN THAT READS “FOR TOBACCO USE ONLY”– THEY’RE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO SELL IT. IT ONLY BECOMES DRUG PARAPHERNALIA WHEN RESIDUE IS FOUND INSIDE. SEE TOBACCO USE ONLY..THEY’RE NOT FOR CRACK OR WHATEVER THEY CALL. STORE OWNERS SAY WHAT PEOPLE DO WITH THE PIPES AFTER THEY BUY THEM IS NOT THEIR PROBLEM. THAT’S NOT A CRACK PIPE! JENNIFER: SO YOU’RE SAYING THAT’S NOT A CRACK PIPE THAT’S A TOBACCO PIPE? IT IS A TOBACCO PIPE BECAUSE THATS NOTHING ILLEGAL. THEY’RE JUST CLAIMING SOMETHING THAT’S NOT TRUE. WHILE WE WERE TALKING TO THE OWNER— PROTESTERS CAME INSIDE THE STORE. THIS IS THE PROBLEM, THIS IS WHAT COMES OUT OF HERE. THE KIDS SHOULDN’T BE SEEING THAT. STILL AFTER ALL OF THE DISCUSSION, OPERATORS DECIDED TO REMOVE THE MATERIALS IN QUESTION. LISTEN LISTEN, WHEN YOU COME BACK, THEY WON’T BE THERE. I DON’T SELL… THAT’S IT. THAT’S IT. WE WON’T SELL IT. COUNCILMAN DE’KEITHER STAMPS SAYS…WHILE “THERE’S AN ORDIANCE IN PLACE FOR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, IT DOESN’T SPECIFY THE SELLING OF PIPES… SO THAT MAKES IT HARD TO POLICE.” IN JACKSON, JENNIFER ORTEGA 16 WAPT NEWS. COUNCILMAN STAMPS SAYS THEY’RE WORKING ON CHANGING THE “LEGAL LANGUAGE” IN THAT ORDINANCE… TO HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE.