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Officials seize thousands of THC vaping cartridges in record drug bust

Updated: September 24, 2019 06:26 PM

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says thousands of THC vaping cartridges were seized in Minnesota Monday.

Officials held a press conference Tuesday afternoon regarding the seizure of 76,972 THC vaping cartridges, which are believed to have come from out-of-state for distribution in Minnesota, and have an estimated street value of $3.8 million.

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The seizure comes as health officials across the country investigate hundreds of illnesses linked to vaping, including dozens of hospitalizations and several deaths.

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Officials said Tuesday afternoon that the seizure was the largest amount of THC cartridges in Minnesota history.

Authorities also said $23,000 in counterfeit cash was found with the cartridges, and one man was arrested and charges are pending with the Anoka County Attorney's Office.

You can watch the full press conference regarding the seizure below.

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