Police apprehended four people accused of being involved in a synthetic marijuana production ring operating out of Bergen County and Passaic County, NJ.
According to officials, the drug operation was planning to create $27 million worth of synthetic marijuana. Authorities spent seven months on the investigation.
At the end of the investigation, police executed search warrants throughout NJ, including Paramus, Fort Lee, Montville, and Lodi. Police looked through two large warehouses in Passaic and four storage units in Fort Lee and Lodi.
Police reportedly seized 11,400 pounds of vegetation that can be combined with chemicals and flavorings to create synthetic pot.
New Jersey police also allegedly seized 2,000 packets of synthetic marijuana, 500K empty packets, 234 bottles of bath salts, and more than 32,000 male enhancement pills with a prescription drug.
Law enforcement arrested four people accused of being involved in the synthetic marijuana manufacturing ring.
One of the suspects resides in Paramus NJ. The other suspects reside in Paterson NJ, Montville NJ, and Staten Island NY.
Two of the suspects, including the Paramus suspect, were charged with maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility. The other two suspects face charges for conspiracy to maintain or operate a CDS production facility.
All four suspects were charged with multiple drug crimes, including distribution of synthetic marijuana.
After being placed under arrest, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. They were being held at the correctional facility on bail amounts ranging from $75,000 to $100,000.
For further information about this case, read the WyckoffPatch.com article entitled “$27M Synthetic Marijuana Production Ring Busted in North Jersey.”