Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile Police Department announced in a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 18 that the Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration seized more than 86 pounds of marijuana during an investigation.
In addition to the 86 pounds of Marijuana, THC edibles, pre-rolled blunts, THC vapes and carts were seized, amounting to $257,000 in street value. $23,254 in U.S. Currency was also confiscated. Many of the items that were confiscated were packaged as candy bars, which are geared towards children.
The confiscated contraband include:
|Packwood Pre-Rolled Marijuana Blunt||298 packs||$14,900|
|L.A. Riots Ultra Premium Cannabis Oil Carts||490 units||$7,350|
|Runtz Vapes||261 units||$6,525|
|Flight Premium Infused Chocolates 600 mg||299 bars||$7,475|
|THC Cereal Bars||250 bars||$3,750|
|Sweeter High THC Syrup||108 ounces||$1,080|
|Sweeter High THC Gummy||39 packs||$390|
|Wonder Bar THC Candy Bar||298 bars||$8,940|
|Wonder THC Reese’s Mini Cups||19 packs||$760|
“A lot of the violent crimes that take place involve this contraband, ” said Prine. Prine also mentioned in the press conference that it is important that parents are involved in what their children are doing. Prine also said the investigators believe Marks is in the wholesale market, meaning he might have sold these items directly to people or businesses.
Chief Prine went on to mention that getting these drugs off of the streets can help with the violence in Mobile “I keep hearing that marijuana is not a drug depending on the political isle that one sees themselves, but as you can see on this amount of high grade marijuana that sits here before us leads us
and lends itself to the violent crime that we see everyday because when we show up on these scenes, it’s this contraband that’s left behind.”
Howard Marks Jr. was arrested on Friday, Jan. 14 after two search warrants were made for homes in West Mobile.
They believe him to be a wholesale dealer that provides the drugs to lower street level dealers and or potentially businesses.