NORTH BRANCH, Minn. (WCCO) – A North Branch tobacco shop was raided by authorities Friday, who seized hundreds of grams of illegal synthetic marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash.
According to North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer, police and deputies from the East Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Forces executed a search warrant of King Tobacco after undercover agents made purchases of synthetic marijuana. These illegal drugs were marketed as herbal incense.READ MORE: Family Identifies Menards Employee Killed In Forklift Accident As 19-Year-Old James Stanback
Authorities seized 250 one- and three-gram packets of synthetic marijuana, which totaled 446 grams. The retail value is over $6,400.READ MORE: House Ethics Committee Postpones Hearing On Complaint Against Rep. John Thompson
Agents also seized more than $8,000 in cash.
No one was arrested in the raid, and criminal charges are currently pending.MORE NEWS: Crane Falls Onto Blaine Power Lines Leaving Many Residents Without Power
Synthetic marijuana can contain toxic chemicals and may produce psychotic episodes in some users.