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Deputies seize 14 kilos of spice

Published 9:54am Monday, October 7, 2013

Crenshaw County Sheriff’s deputies along with federal agents and Florida law enforcement seized 14 kilos of synthetic marijuana this week.

Law enforcement estimates the value of the bust to be $350,000, and is in conjunction with a Florida drug ring.

Late last month, deputies made a nearly 5-kilo bust of the same drug inside the county, when law enforcement arrested Satishkumar Patel for trafficking the substance.

Local law enforcement has not yet released the name of person arrested, but has charged the suspect with trafficking of a controlled substance.

“Synthetic marijuana or spice is often used by young people or those who are required to take drug tests because it is not detected in the tests being used,” said District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer. “It apparently is as addictive as cocaine or meth. With the recent arrests connected with our community, it is obvious the drug is being used here. The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office is working tirelessly to rid the county of the drug. The best place to begin that process is with the dealers.”

The Journal will update this story, when more information becomes available.

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