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A plum market has been shut down in Florida after police said it was a bait and switch operation to lure in customers.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced the closure of the Plum Market at the Hampton Fairgrounds in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
It was the second time in two years the Florida department had shut the market.
In February, the state closed the Plum market in Gainesville after the FBI found the bait and trap, which included a video game console and a video camera, at a flea markets in Florida.
In August, the Hampton fairgrounds reopened the Plum in St Augustine after police found a computer containing an undercover video game.
“There was no bait and no baiters.
It appeared that it was being used as bait,” said state spokeswoman Julie DeWees.
In St Petersburg, a police officer said a police report shows the Plum had been placed in a trash bin at the flea fairgrounds.
The Plum was put out of commission and had to be put out in a dumpster, but the department said the bait had been left behind.
In January, a Florida Department for Agriculture (FDA) inspector found a plastic bag with a plastic casing filled with a liquid that was supposed to be the bait.
The FDA reported it had been laced with meth and heroin.
In May, a man in New Orleans pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin, and cocaine, after police say he was caught with a bag containing about 30 pounds of the drugs.