St. Landry

Apr 29, 2014 11:11 AM by Letitia Walker

Washington man accused of having nearly 1,000 bags of fake weed

A Washington man is facing drug charges after deputies say they caught him with nearly 1,000 bags of synthetic marijuana.

Xavier Bush, Jr., was arrested on Monday after crime lab results allegedly indicated that out of his 986 packages of synthetic marijuana, 625 tested positive as a controlled dangerous substance.

Deputies say on March 18, 2014, Bush was stopped during a traffic stop on U.S. 190, west of Lawtell. They say Bush gave them consent to search, and they found five trash bags of evidence from the trunk.

Captain Megan Vizena said, "These baggies are being sold under many names, including King Kong, Atomic Bomb, Klimax, Hello Kitty, Scuby Snax and others. All baggies are labeled, 'not for human consumption'. These products contain dried, shredded plant material and chemicals that are responsible for their mind-altering effects. For several years, mixtures have been easy to purchase in head shops and gas stations. Because these chemicals have a high potential for abuse and no medical benefit, the Drug Enforcement Administration has designated the five active chemicals most frequently found in these baggies as Schedule I controlled substances, making it illegal to sell, buy, or possess them."

25-year-old Xavier G. Bush, Jr. was charged with improper display of license plate and 2 counts of possession of schedule I drugs w/intent to distribute.

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