2 more arrests, drugs seized in big synthetic pot bust
BAKER - Detectives and Delta Narcotics Task Force agents reported two more arrests Wednesday in connection with a synthetic marijuana bust that happened on Tuesday.
While conducting a further investigation into Mr. Happy's novelty and smoke shop on Plank Road in Baker, narcotics agents arrested the shop's owners, Dustin Graham and Justin Marcantel, after they claimed ownership of a large package containing additional synthetic marijuana. About 1,500 more packets of the dangerous "potpourri" in various brands was seized by detectives who were on the scene at the time of the delivery.
Agents followed up on information gathered at the scene with a search of an owner's apartment in the 9000 block of Jefferson Hwy. While searching the apartment, agents found an additional $4,846 in cash and also located 21 firearms including assault rifles, high powered shotguns, multiple pistols and rifles.
Detectives said both men admitted the weapons and cash were proceeds from the sale of synthetic marijuana.
The Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms has been contacted to conduct a follow-up investigation of the shop and residence, according to Baker PD.