On Monday, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute at a residence in Mary Alice. After conducting the initial investigation deputies were summonsed back to the residence a short time later.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, further investigation resulted in deputies seizing approximately 590 grams of “Marijuana Budder” with an estimated street value of $30,000.
“Marijuana Budder” also known as “Marijuana Wax” is a highly potent product that is produced from marijuana. This new form of marijuana has appeared over the past couple years primarily on the West Coast. This form can be consumed a number of ways, some of which include inhaling or consuming on food items.
The process to produce it involves extracting THC from marijuana in a highly concentrated form. The products used in the extraction process are flammable and can be extremely dangerous, the release also stated.
The investigation is ongoing by Deputy Travis Freeman and Sgt. Winston Yeary and the case will be presented to the Harlan County Grand Jury.