Local Police Make $900K Drug Bust

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PARMA, Ohio — A three-month long investigation by a few local police departments ended with a massive drug bust last month.

On Thursday, March 21, Parma police teamed up with Westlake police to conduct search warrants in Westlake and North Olmsted.

The searches were the result of an extensive probe into a group of people involved in the trafficking of synthetic marijuana (commonly known as “Spice” or “K-2”) and bath salts.

Officers uncovered 61,000 containers of the drugs in excess of $900,000. Detectives also located about $430,000, believed to be money from the drug operation.

Because of the ongoing investigation, charges have yet to be filed in the case; however, police say they anticipate charges once the case goes through the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.