Suspected synthetic marijuana seized in walker county
WALKER COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force agents were busy Monday morning after it was discovered that synthetic marijuana was being sold from the Pit Stop convenience store on Highway 151 in Lafayette.
According to Sheriff Steve Wilson, earlier in the morning undercover agents purchased about 50 grams of suspected synthetic marijuana. Subsequently, agents obtained a search warrant and found an additional 50 packets of the banned substance.
The seized packets will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for testing. Should the synthetic marijuana contain any of the banned substances under Schedule I, criminal charges will be sought against the parties who are responsible, Sheriff Wilson said.
Crime Lab results routinely take six to eight weeks for completion.
Since 2009, Georgia law has banned many chemicals used to create synthetic marijuana.
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:47 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:47:12 GMT
Picture from Chattanooga Fire Department rescue
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Just after 4:30 p.m. Chattanooga Fire fighters were called to Cummings Hwy. They were used a "tech rescue" to get the driver out of this truck which ran off the road.We are toldMore >>
A man was rescued from his truck when it slid off the side of the road on Lookout Mountain.More >>