Police recently dismantled a sizable THC edible enterprise on the South Shore that was operating illegally out of a for-profit company, according to
Police recently dismantled a sizable THC edible enterprise on the South Shore that was operating illegally out of a for-profit company, according to investigators, several people will face many charges.
Following a tip, drug investigators conducted a search warrant at a residence on Mill Lane in Braintree and found a facility set up for the manufacturing and packaging of a variety of THC candies and gummies, said Braintree Police Department.
According to police, thousands of already packaged gummies in various flavors and several sheets of THC gummies were discovered cooling on racks. Each package is said to have contained 10 gummies. Detectives calculated that the seized candies had a street value well over $100,000.
Police stated that 17-liter bottles, some of which were full, containing THC oil in varied concentrations were found during the operation. Reports say, THC oil costs between $2,500 and $3,000 on the open market.
A statement from police said, “The area was furnished with commercial packing supplies and cooking equipment. A sizable, top-of-the-line laser printer was also present, probably for packaging the delicacies. It looked that the only activity taking place in this area was the production and packing of THC edibles. Since around 2020, this business space has been hired. Nothing about the transactions that took place at this property was recorded by the Town of Braintree.
The property’s owner was reportedly not a part of the production.
The busted individuals’ names have not been made public, but police said they will be charged with trafficking in marijuana weighing between 100 and 2,000 pounds and making a Class D drug.
Without regulation, illegally produced edibles may contain significantly higher THC concentrations, which can exacerbate undesirable side effects. Additionally, uncontrolled oils and edibles may include other harmful elements and pose a threat to the consumers’ health, according to police.
An investigation is still being conducted.