Louisville police arrest 2 accused synthetic marijuana dealers
Police say the amount of drugs seized may not sound like much, but "one hit from this can make you a zombie."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they arrested two people over the weekend for trafficking synthetic marijuana, commonly known as "spice."
According to arrest reports, the incident took place on Sunday, just after 1:30 p.m., near the intersection of East Jacob Street and South Brook Street.
Police say they had identified the area as a "high drug traffic area" and had been conducting surveillance there, when they saw several known synthetic marijuana users walking up to Xavier Mazique and Aleshia Rosenberry underneath a viaduct and engaging in "hand-to-hand" drug transactions.
When officers confronted Mazique and Rosenberry, the pair was allegedly sitting next to a large, opened bag of synthetic marijuana, two boxes of small, plastic sandwich bags, packs of rolling papers, small cigars and a digital scale, all of which police say is "indicative of the trafficking of narcotics."
Police say they also found two more large bags of spice in a fanny pack on Mazique's waist.
Additionally, police say they seized a large amount of cash from Mazique.
In total, police say they seized a quarter of a pound of synthetic marijuana. Police later boasted about the arrest in a tweet posted Tuesday morning:
"That may not sound like much, but one hit from this can make you a zombie," the post stated. "These officers more than likely prevented numerous EMS runs on down subjects in our community. Great work officers!"
1st Div Officers Cottongim and Sargant recovered 1/4 pound of spice over the weekend. That may not sound like much but one hit from this can make you a zombie. These officers more than likely prevented numerous EMS runs on down subjects in our community. Great work, officers! pic.twitter.com/eDmH7j6D88— LMPD (@LMPD) May 29, 2018
Mazique and Rosenberry were both arrested and charged with trafficking in synthetic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Rosenberry is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections. No mugshot was available for Mazique at Louisville Metro Corrections.
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