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Traffic Stop Leads To Synthetic Marijuana Seizure In West Tennessee

Traffic Stop Leads To Synthetic Marijuana Seizure In West Tennessee

CREATED May 9, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities said a West Tennessee traffic stop led to the largest synthetic marijuana laboratory seizure in the state this year.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a trooper stopped a pickup truck on Interstate 40 in Haywood County on Monday. The highway patrol said the trooper discovered both occupants of the truck were on probation from Florida for drug possession.

The trooper searched the truck and found a safe with cash in it. Authorities said agents also searched the homes of the two people in the truck and found a synthetic cannabinoid laboratory, scales, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials.

The highway patrol said 50 pounds of synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 and spice, were seized. Officials said the truck occupants were arrested and will face money laundering and drug-related charges.

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