Police make marijuana candy bust in Warren Co.

PHOTO: NYSP

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – State Police and Warren County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men after an investigation found them to be selling marijuana and THC-laced candy.

Police conducted an investigation on Meadowbrook Road in the town of Queensbury. As a result, 18-year-old Alexander Jackson, of Greenfield Center, was charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the Third Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth and Fifth Degree.

Alexander Jackson (NYSP)
Alexander Jackson (NYSP)

Alexander Reynolds, 20, of Glens Falls, was arrested for Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth and Fifth Degree and Resisting Arrest.

According to police, the arrests in Queensbury led to an additional arrest of Reynolds in the city of Glens Falls where he was found to be in possession of a quantity of THC-laced candies.

“We’re seeing THC levels exceeding 25 percent in some of these cases,” Lt. Steven Stockdale with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. “To give you a basis in comparison most of the street level marijuana that’s outdoors grows three to four percent. So this is some powerful stuff.”

Alexander Reynolds (NYSP)
Alexander Reynolds (NYSP)

Reynolds was then also charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.

Police continued their investigation, which led to the arrest of Glens Falls resident John Dobbs, 24, after more THC-laced candy was located at his residence.

Dobbs was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree, multiple counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Unlawful Growing Cannabis.

John Dobbs (NYSP)
John Dobbs (NYSP)

Authorities believe the men illegally shipped the candies from out of state. Now police are familiarizing themselves with the form of THC found in the candies because they look so much like the real thing.

“It was here for the purposes of distribution,” Lt. Stockdale said. “Whether it was being given away or sold and even someone being careless and leaving it around, if a kid sees it, they’re certainly going to ingest it.”

Police said they have reason to believe this was not the first time the marijuana candies have been illegally shipped to the Capital Region.

Because Halloween is two weeks away, police advise parents to read the product description to ensure your child’s candy is actually candy.

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Jackson was released with appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Queensbury Court.

Reynolds was arraigned in Glens Falls Court and remanded to the Warren County Jail.

Dobbs was arraigned in Glens Falls Court and remanded to the Warren County Jail.

 

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