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Suspected synthetic marijuana seized in walker county

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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.

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