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Police seize large quantity of synthetic marijuana bound for Chicago

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Chicago Police today announced the seizure of a large quantity of synthetic marijuana that was bound for the Chicago area. Responding to investigate a suspicious package, the Chicago Police Department's Package Interdiction Team determined that the package contained the illegal and dangerous substance.

The Package Interdiction Team, which partners with other law enforcement agencies as well as commercial package carriers, discovered that this particular package contained thousands of foil packets containing synthetic cannabis. The individual packages were emblazoned with an image of the cartoon character "Scooby-Doo" and were labeled "Scooby Snax 4G," in an apparent effort to market this dangerous product to a younger demographic.

"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. "Synthetic Marijuana poses a significant public health risk and it is important to keep this product from hitting our streets."

In total, the package contained approximately 16,783 grams of synthetic marijuana, which has an estimated street value of over $265,000. Though the Package Interdiction Team is frequently called upon to investigate suspicious packages of this nature, this is the first time they have encountered Synthetic Marijuana packaged with the "Scooby-Doo" character.

No arrests have been made in connection with this incident. Chicago police personnel continue to investigate.

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