9K Packages of Synthetic Marijuana Seized
No arrests were made since the search was done under a new Georgia law.
On Tuesday, officers operating under a new Georgia law searched places known for distributing synthetic marijuana, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office press release.
Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad agents, along with Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs and Ball Ground police officers, seized about 9,400 packages of synthetic marijuana from Cherokee County stores.
Agents were acting under an Emergency Order of the Georgia Board of Pharmacy after these substances were declared schedule I controlled substances on Monday.
Because this is a new law, no arrests were made. However, if items recovered turn out to be previously illegal items, the store managers will be charged with possession, according to the release.
These products have been produced and sold legally in Georgia after manufacturers found a way to "skirt" the bath salts law from earlier this year, the release stated.