The police seized more than $100,000 worth of herbal incense in a raid last month in Missouri. Unlike a lot of the larger raids happening across the country, this one seems to have been done entirely at the local level with no DEA involvement.
“A search warrant executed in the 6000 block of Shadow Circle in Osage Beach Sunday resulted in the bust of a synthetic cannabinoid laboratory, according to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office,” as reported in a local Missouri news outlet, the Boonville Daily News.
The documentation was short on details regarding how the group’s activity came to light, and how the product was being sold and labeled. What is known is that on October 28th, 2012, law enforcement officials seized the incense, three firearms, and $1,800.00 cash.
According to the Boonville Daily News, charges are being brought against five local residents. “Narcotics investigators from the sheriff’s office and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group subsequently arrested Micah P. Schlicht, 20; Zacharia J. Anderson, 22; William P. Dismang Jr., 23; Jorey T. Anderson, 19; and Chadwick J. Schlicht, 42. All five are being charged with the Class B Felony of Manufacture and Production of a Controlled Substance. Bond for each man has been set at $50,000 cash.”
Given the scenario, pending lab results, things look grim for this small group of incense entrepreneurs. No documentation sited a specific, illegal chemical compound, but NSN News will be following the story, and will hopefully have more information on the specifics of the alleged crime (and product), and not the seizure of property.
Source: Boonville Daily News