Dangers of vaping trend: Police seize hundreds of cartridges of THC oil in College Park
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WBFF) – A 21-year-old Pennsylvania man has been charged after narcotics detectives seized 375 cartridges of THC oil during a search in College Park.
Last week, detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Dickinson Ave. and recovered hundreds of cartridges of THC Oil. Prince George’s County Police explain that, “The seized THC oil is in the form of vapor cartridges to be used in vaping instruments. THC is a hallucinogenic and the chemical compound in marijuana.” Not to mention, THC oil is illegal in Maryland.
As a result, 21-year-old Brandon Kraut, of Holland, Pa., was taken into custody.
“This case shows the availability of products on the market that enable individuals to openly use drugs that are illegal in Maryland without being detected,” says Major Timothy Muldoon, Commander of the Narcotics Enforcement Division.
“We want our community to be aware of this trend,” he adds.
Muldoon says that THC oil hides the odor of marijuana so it looks like the user is vaping with legal products.
But, he explains, “Vape pens are now being used to ingest dangerous drugs such as methamphetamine and heroin, in addition to marijuana and hash oil.”