In Lake County, Indiana State Excise Police (ISEP) officers executed a search warrant Friday evening at a Cedar Lake retailer that resulted in the confiscation of nine boxes of counterfeit Juul pods and Juul starter kits.Excise Officers executed the search warrant for the retail location of Zip Food Store located at 7208 W. 132nd Avenue in Lake County. The location was selling several different Juul pod flavors, Juul pod devices and starter kits. Investigators from JUUL confirmed to ISEP the Mango flavored product being sold at this location is counterfeit. ISEP also confiscated numerous invoices from the location and are working to determine where the counterfeit pods are coming from.The search warrant is the result of a two month-long investigation that began with a citizen complaint alleging that upon opening a purchased product it was apparent that it was counterfeit because “the package, pods and liquid contained inside were all obviously different than the Juul Brand product.”The business was cited administratively against the tobacco sales certificate for public nuisance, failing to maintain invoices and for obtaining e-liquid from an unauthorized source.The investigation will be turned over to the Lake County Prosecutor’s office for review. Additionally, ISEP has received complaints and is currently investigating additional locations for selling counterfeit vaping juice.To report potential counterfeit e-liquid products, please contact the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission at 317-232-2452 or by filing a complaint at https://www.in.gov/atc/2411.htm .