This morning, police reports began surfacing of a coordinated drug bust at a home along Kentucky 229 in southeast Laurel County. Both the Kentucky State Police and the FBI cooperated in the Saturday enforcement action. Information is still forthcoming about who police arrested and their charges, but authorities in Laurel County have arrested one 16-year-old in connection with the raid. Now, that teenager is behind bars in a juvenile detention facility in Breathitt County, facing multiple drug and firearm offenses.
Police Seize Gummies, Guns and Other Cannabis Products in Pre-Dawn Raid
As part of an ongoing investigation into narcotics trafficking along a major state highway in Kentucky, local, state and federal law enforcement groups raided a home in Laurel County on Saturday. The investigation turned up a cache of weapons and more than 60 pounds of cannabis products. According to the FBI, agents seized 11 pounds of hash oil, 16 pounds of flower that appears to have originated in California, 30 pounds of weed gummies and approximately 350 vape pens with pre-filled cartridges.
A 16-year-old boy was caught up in the raid. According to police, the teen allegedly trafficked more than five pounds of assorted cannabis products. Additionally, the boy is facing charges for possessing drug paraphernalia and for three counts of possession of a handgun by a minor. Kentucky police say the teen was planning to sell and distribute the cannabis to local high schools and middle schools.
In Kentucky, Weed Laws Are Way Stricter Than Gun Laws
Kentucky is one of the few remaining states without any legalized form of cannabis. The state also does not have any decriminalization measures in place, meaning the consequences for cannabis offenses can add up quickly. Possessing, selling or