The Associated Press is reporting that Gate City police recently caught a man with 2,700 containers of synthetic marijuana in his van.
The Virginia General Assembly banned synthetic marijuana last February.
The man, Jeffery Stapleton of Kingsport, TN, told police he regularly delivers fake marijuana to merchants in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia, the AP reported.
The Associated Press quoted Gate City police chief Kim Birchfield as saying that synthetic drugs are a problem throughout Southwest Virginia.
The Roanoke County board of supervisors asked the general assembly to ban synthetic marijuana in the fall of 2010.
By: SCOTT LEAMON | WSLS
Published: December 26, 2011
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