Washington Man Facing Charges For Having Hundreds Of Bags Of Synthetic Marijuana
St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Captain Megan Vizena says that after a routine traffic stop on U.S Highway 190 back in March, a deputy searched the man's trunk and found five trash bags full of other baggies.
Vizena says 25-year-old Xavier Bush Jr. was arrested after 625 packages of the synthetic marijuana tested positive as a controlled dangerous substance. The traffic stop was in March, and the evidence was sent off to a crime lab for identification.
"These baggies are being sold under many names, including King Kong, Atomic Bomb, Klimax, Hello Kitty, Scuby Snax and others. All baggies are labeled, 'not for human consumption'. These products contain dried, shredded plant material and chemicals that are responsible for their mind-altering effects. For several years, mixtures have been easy to purchase in head shops and gas stations. Because these chemicals have a high potential for abuse and no medical benefit, the Drug Enforcement Administration has designated the five active chemicals most frequently found in these baggies as Schedule I controlled substances, making it illegal to sell, buy, or possess them."
Bush is facing drug charges of improper displace of a license plate and two counts of possession of schedule I drugs with the intent to distribute.