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Atlanta St. man busted with $100,000 in synthetic pot

An Atlanta Street man has been arrested and charged with possession of now-illegal synthetic marijuana valued at $100,000. The full release from the Lamar sheriff’s office follows: Major Brad White, Chief Deputy of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, announced today that on Tuesday October 2, 2012, members from the Narcotics Task Force, Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Barnesville Police Department and Department of Natural Resources executed a search warrant at 140C Atlanta Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Officers and Deputies, through a cooperative investigation, recovered 9 pounds of Synthetic Marijuana from this location with a street value of over $100,000. Marcus Antonio Richardson of 140C Atlanta Street, Barnesville, GA was arrested and charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act. In March of this year Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill outlawing the sale of all types of Synthetic Marijuana. Major White says the bill, State Bill 370, was named “Chase’s Law” in honor of Chase Burnett a 16-year-old McIntosh High School student who was found dead after reportedly smoking the substance.

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