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Abilene police tell Spencer's to stop selling certain sexually oriented and drug-related products

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Abilene police told Spencer's to stop selling certain sexually oriented and drug-related products at their store in the mall.

Police Chief Stan Standridge told KTAB and KRBC the store was in violation of a City of Abilene ordinance that mandates sexually oriented businesses cannot exist in residential areas, meaning certain items cannot be sold at the Mall of Abilene. 

Chief Standridge believes Spencer's cooperated and pulled all sexually oriented items in question from their shelves. 

Another Abilene Police Department representative confirmed Spencer's also removed all drug paraphernalia at police request as well. 

This representative says a citizen complaint prompted the recent police interference. 

Spencer's, known for selling novelty and gag gifts geared toward the 18+ crowd, released the following statement regarding the sexually oriented items: 

Since 1947, Spencer’s has been part of communities all across North America. We have been serving our guests in Abilene for more than 17 years. With almost 700 locations throughout the US and Canada, Spencer’s is known for selling unique lifestyle accessories – celebrating all walks-of-life.

Neither the Abilene Police Department or Spencer's disclosed which products are considered "sexually oriented" and which products of that nature, if any, were allowed to remain in the store. 

BigCountryHomepage will update this article when additional information is released. 

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