Police Bust Major Synthetic Marijuana Manufacturing Ring in Bergen County, NJ
Police recently arrested four people who were allegedly connected to a synthetic marijuana production ring that operated in Bergen County and Passaic County, NJ.
According to authorities, the drug operation would have ended up creating $27 million worth of synthetic marijuana if police had not stopped it in time. The extensive investigation lasted seven months.
At the conclusion of the investigation, law enforcement executed search warrants throughout New Jersey, including Paramus, Fort Lee, Lodi, and Montville. Police searched through two massive warehouses in Passaic NJ and four storage units in Fort Lee and Lodi, New Jersey.
Police allegedly seized 11,400 pounds of vegetation. According to officials, the vegetation can be combined with chemicals and flavorings to create synthetic marijuana.
NJ police also reportedly seized 2,000 packets of synthetic marijuana, 234 bottles of bath salts, 500,000 empty packets, and more than 32,000 male enhancement pills containing a prescription drug.
Over the course of more than one month, police arrested four individuals who were allegedly involved in the synthetic pot manufacturing ring.
One of the suspects is a resident of Paramus NJ. The other suspects are from Paterson NJ, Montville NJ, and Staten Island, New York.
Two of the suspects, including the Paramus man, have been charged with maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility. The other two suspects were charged with conspiracy to maintain or operate a CDS production facility.
All of the suspects have been charged with various drug crimes, including distribution of synthetic marijuana.
After being arrested, the suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. They were being held at the jail on bail amounts ranging from $75K to $100K.
To learn more about this case, see the WyckoffPatch.com article entitled “$27M Synthetic Marijuana Production Ring Busted in North Jersey.”