Chicago police seized more than $200,000 worth of synthetic marijuana bound for Chicago packaged in foil packets labeled "Scooby Snax."
Police say they believe the "Scooby Snax 4G" packets that contained more than $265,000 worth of synthetic marijuana were being marketed to a younger demographic, according to ABC Chicago. They have not released information about the sender or intended recipient of the package they intercepted.
In all, 16,783 grams of the drug were recovered from the investigation, prompted by a report of a suspicious package, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Police say it's their first encounter with synthetic marijuana packaged with Scooby-Doo images.
"This was great work by our Package Interdiction Team and great coordination of efforts between agencies," said James O'Grady, Commander of the Narcotics Division, according to Fox Chicago. "Synthetic Marijuana poses a significant public health risk and it is important to keep this product from hitting our streets."
No arrests have been made yet in connection with the drug shipment, but police are investigating.
This bust comes at a dynamic time for Chicago's drug laws following the recent passage of an ordinance decriminalizing small-quantity marijuana possession. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, an avid supporter of the ordinance, has been outspoken about the need for still more lenient drug policies.
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