Bergen County NJ Synthetic Marijuana Production Operation Shut Down by Police
Four people have been accused of participating in a synthetic marijuana production operation in Bergen County and Passaic County, NJ.
According to Bergen County prosecutors, the drug operation was going to create $27 million worth of synthetic pot. The in-depth investigation into the drug ring took seven months.
Once the investigation had concluded, police officers executed search warrants across New Jersey, including Paramus, Montville, Fort Lee, and Lodi. Police officers went through two large warehouses in Passaic NJ, as well as four storage units in Fort Lee and Lodi NJ.
Police reportedly found more than 11,000 pounds of vegetation that creates synthetic marijuana when combined with chemicals and flavorings.
NJ police also allegedly discovered 2,000 packets of synthetic marijuana, 500,000 empty packets, more than 200 bottles of bath salts, and more than 32,000 male enhancement pills.
Police eventually arrested four people accused of having roles in the synthetic pot manufacturing ring.
One of the suspects is from Paramus, New Jersey. The other suspects are from Paterson NJ, Montville NJ, and Staten Island, NY.
Two of the suspects face serious criminal charges for maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility. The other two suspects have been charged with conspiracy to maintain or operate a CDS production facility.
All of the suspects were also charged with a number of related drug crimes, including distribution of synthetic marijuana.
After the suspects were arrested and processed, they were remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. The suspects were being held at the correctional facility in lieu of bail amounts that ranged from $75,000 to $100,000.
For more information about this case, go to the WyckoffPatch.com article entitled “$27M Synthetic Marijuana Production Ring Busted in North Jersey.”