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2 arrested in marijuana vaping bust in central Missouri

Around 22,000 THC vape cartridges found in SUV
Cooper County vaping bust-2
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Posted at 12:10 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 13:10:18-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two North Carolina men were arrested Wednesday evening in central Missouri after troopers found more than 22,000 THC vaping cartridges in their vehicle.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a tweet that the SUV was initially stopped for crossing the center line on Interstate 70 in Cooper County.

A K9 officer sniffed out 22,200 THC vape cartridges, each with a THC value of between 85-90%, the highway patrol tweeted.

THC is the main active chemical found in marijuana and causes most of its psychological effects.

In all, the vaping cartridges were estimated to be worth around $1.1 million, according to the highway patrol.

Both men were booked into the Cooper County Jail on counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance. It was not immediately clear whether they had been formally charged.