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State Police Find Large Synthetic Marijuana Operation in New Palestine


Indiana State Police found what they call one of the largest synthetic marijuana operations in the state's history Friday afternoon.


State Troopers and officers from Homeland Security Investigations served a search warrant at a home in the 4500 block of County Road 650 West in New Palestine and found an alleged synthetic cannabis manufacturing and distribution site.  Investigators were lead to the home after serving search warrants earlier this month at a home and warehouse in the Indianapolis area where they found information leading to the New Palestine home.

Investigators found over 500 pounds of finished product ready for packaging and 800 pounds of unprocessed flower plant material along with packing material.  State Police Detective Taylor Shafer says the finished product was worth over $2.4 million.

Police have not made any arrests in the investigation.  Anyone with information can call the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756.  Callers can remain anonymous.


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