David Blake Reporting
Thirteen people have been arrested in the Houma area, in a wide sweeping crackdown on sales of synthetic marijuana. Authorities think the bulk of the proceeds were being shipped to connections in the Middle East.
For six months, undercover agents, including those with the DEA, have been targeting three convenience stores for selling synthetic pot. Captain Dawn Foret with Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office says the investigation of the store operators will continue.
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Terrebonne Parish part of global crackdown on synthetic drugs
Written by: Natasha Robin
Houma, La. – Terrebonne Parish narcotics agents fan out to convenience stores and houses in a search and seizure mission known as Project Synergy. It’s the culmination of a six-month long investigation of synthetic drug sales.
“It has destroyed many of our young people. It has burnt their brains. It has destroyed their lives,” says Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Joe Waitz, Jr.
In Terrebonne Parish, 11 people were arrested and agents seized a quarter of a million dollars worth of synthetic drugs and a half a million dollars in cash. Two suspects remain on the loose.
The crackdown is part of a global initiative going after those who make and distribute the synthetic drugs. Agents executed 150 warrants in 35 states and five countries.
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