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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 , 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.

Agents recovered 6,200 packages of synthetic marijuana at H Y Novelties in Canton, 2,200 from Smoke 911 in Woodstock, and about 600 from a store in Ball Ground and 400 from a store in Holly Springs.

These products have been produced and sold legally in Georgia after manufacturers found a way to "skirt" the the release stated.

Citizens may call in tips anonymously to CMANS agents at (770) 345- 7920, or may speak to an agent by calling (770) 704-2350.

james allen June 14, 2012 at 11:38 PM
: I think that, the government is horrible over stepping.does anybody agree, one kid that drowned, like how many people have died from cigarettes and alcohol. And I am clear.not happy with our government. And will move somewhere were not treated so.
Bob McAlister February 27, 2013 at 02:08 PM
where are you going to move James? I have never tried synthetic mj, just the real thing. once again, legallized pot with doc prescriptions would eliminate all this.

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