K2 arrest made during stop

October 17, 2012

The marijuana “substitute” K2 hasn’t gone away, despite the fact it’s now illegal.

A 19-year-old Granbury woman who was pulled over by a Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a traffic stop early on the morning of Oct. 10 was charged with possession of K2.

The woman was arrested and booked into the Hood County Jail on the Class B misdemeanor charge, according to Captain Jerry East.

“We are making continued effort to keep K2 and other drugs off the street, and the deputies are working 24 hours a day,” East said.

East noted that after K2 – sold as incense, but smoked by users to gain a chemically induced “high” – became popular just a few years ago, research was done about its effects.

“When K2 first hit the street, it was legal and believed to be an alternative to marijuana. However, through the testing done by the Food and Drug Administration it was determined that the chemicals used in the manufacturing of K2 were more dangerous than the effects of the THC contained in marijuana,” East stated.

MAIL THEFT

On Oct. 9, the Sheriff’s Office was alerted to “suspicious activity” on Williamson Road that “resulted in the recovery of 38 pieces of stolen mail,” East said.

East said that no one has been arrested in the case, and the investigation is ongoing.

No other information on the incident was released by press time.

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