ACSO Special Operations Unit Synthetic Marijuana bust


On Thursday, sheriffs investigators identified the individual arrested Wednesday during the search warrant execution in Charlotte. Raymond Griffith, age 21, of Charlotte was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2-A under 2 ounces. Griffith was released on bail Thursday afternoon. Please see story on page 3A about dangers of synthetic cannabinoids. ATASCOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARMENT

On Thursday, sheriffs investigators identified the individual arrested Wednesday during the search warrant execution in Charlotte. Raymond Griffith, age 21, of Charlotte was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2-A under 2 ounces. Griffith was released on bail Thursday afternoon. Please see story on page 3A about dangers of synthetic cannabinoids. ATASCOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARMENT

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit searched a residence on Marshall Street in Charlotte last week resulting in one arrest. Sheriff’s investigators obtained a search warrant from J.P. Jackie Bodden after an investigation revealed that synthetic marijuana was being sold out of the house.

Shortly before 9 a.m. last Wednesday the ACSO Special Operations Unit executed the search warrant and seized a quantity of synthetic marijuana that was packaged in small individuals bags as sold on the street.

Narcotics paraphernalia was also seized. Sheriff’s investigators arrested 21-year-old Raymond Griffith of Charlotte and charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2-A, Synthetic Marijuana. Griffith was released on a $3,000 bond set by J.P. Precinct 3 Orlando Carrasco.

Sheriff David Soward stated in a prepared statement that his office has stepped up efforts to identify individuals who are selling this drug. “If you are going sell this dangerous substance to our kids, you can count on us coming after you,” the Sheriff satated.

Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith

The Sheriff went on to explain that use of this drug, also referred to as “Kush, Spice, K2” and a number of other names, are increasing at an alarming rate, and that it is 10 times more dangerous than marijuana. Deaths are occurring every day across the country from the use of this drug, the sheriff explained.

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