Sheriff Richard Jones stood Friday behind piles of containers allegedly stuffed in THC vapes, a desk stuffed with weapons, sacks of mushrooms and baggage of sweet edibles.
“This is not all of it,” Jones stated.
It would not have all match within the room.
Jones stated it was one of many largest drug seizures within the area’s historical past and, by far, the most important for the Butler County drug activity drive.
On Wednesday, the duty drive acquired intelligence of potential drug exercise in Fairfield Township close to Ross Township, Jones stated.
Brokers started surveillance on a property within the 2600 block of Hamilton Cleves Highway and noticed a Penske rental truck depart, officers stated.
Jones stated the truck was stopped and a drug canine alerted the brokers to narcotics inside.
The brokers reported discovering 30 massive cardboard containers with 75,000 THC vape cartridges in containers labeled “Harmless,” 40 kilos of psychedelic mushrooms and sacks stuffed with THC edibles packaged as sweet.
A few of the edibles have been labeled “Pot Rocks” and appeared to have branding and names much like common sweet and snacks.
Weapons and cash have been positioned after a search warrant was executed, Jones stated.
The motive force of the truck, Michael Morales, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony drug trafficking and felony drug possession.
Jones stated there’ll possible be extra arrests.
“There could also be extra earlier than the day is out,” Jones stated. Proof is pointing to the medicine coming from the western states, Jones stated, however they might have originated outdoors of the nation.
Jones stated he was shocked on the quantity of medication and “well-organized” operation the brokers uncovered. He held up some sweet that he stated was purchased from a close-by retailer and identified how comparable it regarded to the edibles.
“If youngsters acquired into one thing like this, it might kill them,” Jones stated.