Someone’s plans to sell drugs have gone up in smoke.
More than $500,000 worth of weed and THC products coming into the commonwealth from out of state were seized at a traffic stop in Fairfax County on Tuesday night, police said in a news release.
The seizure was the largest in recent history. The last time the county had such a large seizure was 2022 when drugs worth $400,000 were seized, police say.
Among the items in the illicit haul Tuesday were 63 pounds of marijuana, 1,000 tins of multiple THC gummies, 270 small jars of THC wax, 800 additional grams of THC wax, 500 THC vape cartridges/pens, and 300 THC-infused drinks. Police said they were found in the vehicle.
The driver, 27-year-old Kyle Webb of Alexandria, was arrested and his Huntington home was searched. Police initially said he was 28.
There, police said they found 13 pounds of marijuana flower, 800 tins of THC gummies, a pound of psilocybin, 50 jars of wax, 100 THC vape cartridges, and $60,000 in cash.
The man is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, transportation of marijuana into the Commonwealth of Virginia, and possession with the intent to distribute a schedule I narcotic. He was held on a secure bond.
“The police department works very hard to ensure our communities are safe places for individuals to live, work, and raise their families. Detectives work tirelessly to identify, locate, and take individuals off the street who are bringing drugs into our community and distributing them. THC products, such as gummies, are packaged and similar in appearance to candies which makes them visually appealing to young adults and children,” says Lt. Anne Rizza.
“This is dangerous because THC products and marijuana are unregulated and have varying potency which can cause adverse reactions. This is especially true when ingested by children. Late last year, a child in Virginia died as a result of ingesting THC gummies that were left unsecured,” Rizza says.
Northern Virginia Magazine‘s Colleen Kelleher contributed to this story.
Feature image courtesy Fairfax County Police Department
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