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Drugs found in Weed World van

On Behalf of | Aug 17, 2017 | Drug Charges

Vans advertising for the company called Weed World Candies are not very subtle, but they sell lollipops across the country that are not actually supposed to contain weed. Two people were detained in Illinois after the authorities found almost $98,000 worth of marijuana in a Weed World van.

Chicago police officers responded to a claim about people selling marijuana in a van at around 7:30 on Aug. 5. The van was near North State Street during a Lollapalooza event. The police found a 51-year-old Birmingham woman with an open Coors Light and a 36-year-old Georgia man with a gun. The van contained more than 5,000 grams of marijuana.

Weed World Candies promotes the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. The cannabis pictures on the van indicate that lollipops sold might contain cannabis or have a cannabis flavor, but the candy typically does not contain THC. The authorities think these lollipops were infused with cannabis, and they think pot was in the eight Rice Krispies, 13 brownies and green paste found in the van.

The woman was charged with felony manufacture-delivery of cannabis of more than 5,000 grams, felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of cannabis of more than 5,000 grams. She also received a violation for an open container of alcohol inside a vehicle. The man is charged with unlawful use of a firearm, felony possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis and felony manufacture-delivery of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis.

Convictions on drug crimes can result in serious consequences. People may wish to consult an attorney about their options when facing these types of allegations.