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Newburgh Home Raided by Police After 'Suspicious Package' Intercepted

Authorities say over 1,200 illegal THC vape cartridges were found in a 'suspicious package' headed to a Newburgh home that was later raided by police, resulting in the seizure of several dozen more THC cartridges as well as 104 individually packaged marijuana-infused Rice Krispie treats.

Posted: Apr 9, 2021 2:24 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2021 2:27 PM

The Warrick County Sheriff's Office says the interception of a "suspicious package" led to the seizure of over 1,200 illegal THC Vape Cartridges and over 100 THC edibles.

WCSO was initially contacted on April 5 by the EPD/VCSO Joint Task Force in reference to a suspicious package potentially containing illegal narcotics being shipped to an address in Newburgh.

According to the sheriff's office, a K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics in the package, at which point detectives obtained a search warrant and found 1224 illegal THC Vape Cartridges inside of the package.

WCSO Detectives, with the assistance of the Newburgh Police Department, then set up a controlled delivery of the package where it was delivered to and accepted at the residence.

A search warrant was applied for and granted for the residence that accepted the package through Warrick County Circuit Court.

WCSO says that during a search of the home, Detectives located several dozen more illegal THC cartridges as well as 104 individually packaged marijuana-infused Rice Krispie treats.

Individually packaged marijuana-infused Rice Krispie treats

"It is very concerning when you see these type of products being used for drug consumption," said WCSO Sheriff Michael Wilder. "It becomes very difficult for law enforcement to detect these illegal drugs and they are obviously being produced to attract younger people."

According to the sheriff's office, the approximate street value of the vape cartridges is estimated to be $30,000 dollars.

The investigation is ongoing. WCSO says no further information is being released at this time.

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