The Colony Police Department performed what could be the biggest drug bust in the city’s history.
Last month police arrested Mark Bill Uren on five felony drug charges that came after discovery of a large amount of THC in his home in the 7500 block of Glenturret Circle.
According to police, detectives recovered between 15,000 and 20,000 e-cigarette cartridges with THC concentrate liquid. THC is a chemical in marijuana. Police also found multiple pounds of THC edibles and THC manufacturing equipment. Police also discovered cash and a firearm.
Sgt. David Fitzpatrick of The Colony Police Department said the value of the THC was about $1.4 million.
“I don’t recall one bigger,” Fitzpatrick said. “And I’ve been here 27 years.”
Fitzpatrick said police believe Uren manufactured the THC in his house with equipment and put it in e-cigarette cartridges.
Fitzpatrick said THC was discovered in baked goods and candy.
“Adults will eat the candy,” Fitzpatrick said. “There’s no indication he was selling them to kids, but candy attracts children. So anything can happen.”
Fitzpatrick said the arrest was a result of an undercover operation.
Police said THC concentrate in any form is a felony.