LIVERMORE — Alameda County prosecutors are taking aim at a Livermore-based company they claim is illegally selling flavored tobacco products to children and manufacturing illegal synthetic cannabis products.

Calling it an “illegal scheme occurring right under our noses,” District Attorney Pamela Price announced a lawsuit by her office seeking to shut down Apollo Future Technology, which does business as Apollo E-cigs, prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday.

The company, prosecutors said, “poses a grave threat to the children of Alameda County” by allowing children to easily obtain flavored vapes and synthetic marijuana throughout the county — often online, where little, if any, effort was made by Apollo to verify the ages of its customers.

“The issue of minors using vaping and being, essentially, enticed by flavored tobacco products is a very sensitive one in this community and one that the leaders of this community have taken a strong stance against,” Price said during a press conference Wednesday morning in Livermore.

On Friday, the district attorney’s office obtained a temporary restraining order that bars Apollo from selling flavored tobacco products or synthetic cannabis products locally and online pending the resolution of a preliminary injunction hearing on Sept. 21.

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