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Tipster leads police to man selling marijuana, THC-laced candy, authorities say

Michael Marks, 40, arrested on multiple charges

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A Crime Stoppers tipster led Coconut Creek police to a man who was selling marijuana and THC-laced candy, authorities said.

Police said the tipster told authorities on Tuesday that Michael Marks, 40, was selling "large, bulk quantities" of marijuana at his home on Carambola Circle North.

Detectives from the Coconut Creek Police Department Special Enforcement Team obtained a search warrant for Marks' home, where they said they found 11.5 pounds of marijuana, 5.1 pounds of THC and $60,843 in cash.

Courtesy: Coconut Creek Police Department
Courtesy: Coconut Creek Police Department

Authorities said the THC found inside the home included THC-laced candy and THC found in oil cartridges used for smoking in a vaporizer.

The candy was in the form of lollipops and gummies in the shapes of worms and other characters, police said.

Authorities said similar candies were brought to a Coconut Creek school last year, resulting in a student being taken to a hospital.

Courtesy: Coconut Creek Police Department
Courtesy: Coconut Creek Police Department

Police warn parents to speak to their children about the fact that drugs come in all different forms.

Marks was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and distribute, possession of THC and possession of over 20 grams of marijuana.


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