GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina business owner and his wife were arrested after deputies seized 400 marijuana edibles.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said Steven David Petty, 50, of Gaffney, was arrested at Carousel Music and charged with trafficking marijuana 10 lbs. but less than 100 lbs. and distribution of marijuana. Sirena Petty, 47, also of Gaffney, faces the same charges.
Each is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center. It was unknown if either has an attorney who could speak on their behalf.
The sheriff’s office said its Narcotic’s Team executed two search warrants on Wednesday. One at Carousel Music and the second at the Pettys’ home.
Undercover police officers were sent to Carousel Music numerous times over the past six months to buy products, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies said the products purchased were tested and lab results showed the products being sold were marijuana even though they were labeled as less than .03% of THC — the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation, WSPA-TV reported.
Narcotics officers also recovered evidence that the owner was buying empty bags and then placing his own marijuana inside them and putting home made labels on the packages to indicate they contained less than .03% of THC, authorities said.
Deputies seized over 400 individual packages of marijuana edibles and THC Vape Cartridges from the business. They also seized $159,898, two sets of digital scales, several packages of green leafy plant material, a cashing count machine, coin sorting machine and two record books at the home.
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