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Cosmic bust nets cache of spice
Police arrest 4; seize illicit marijuana products
Flanked by evidence confiscated during Wednesday's execution of a search warrant for illicit drugs at Cosmic Charley's, City of Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner shares the details of the resulting arrests during a press conference at the Statesboro Police Department Thursday.
An investigation into the illegal sale of synthetic marijuana products led to the arrests Wednesday of four people and the seizure of more than $90,000 in illicit drugs and paraphernalia at a Statesboro business. After lab results confirmed the presence of illegal compounds in packages of faux-marijuana products sold at Cosmic Charley’s, the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit and Bulloch County Sheriffs Office Drug Suppression Team executed a search warrant Wednesday afternoon at the South Main St. business. Officers confiscated about 2,900 packages of outlawed K2 or “spice” products and approximately 1,200 pieces of drug paraphernalia, intended for use with the illegal substances, according to Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner, who announced the finds during a news conference Thursday — also recovered were nine bags of marijuana packaged for distribution, he said.
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