By: Angela Garrity
Kenosha News is reporting that authorities have arrested 20 year old Tyler Huffhines for running a high-tech, black market marijuana operation. Huffhines is expected to be formally charged with manufacturing THC, possession with intent to deliver THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place and identify theft.
Huffhines was running the operation out of his mother's condo, with approximately 10 employees.
“Based on how everything was set up, this was a very high-tech operation that was running for some time,” Kenosha County assistant district attorney Andrew Burgoyne said.
“This was set up almost as a business. There were vape cartridges packaged to look professionally. He had 10 employees working for him that would receive 30 cents per package while they assembled, manufactured and processed THC. (Huffhines) would stop in once a day to oversee the operation and pay them.”
Law enforcement seized 188 pounds of marijuana ($1.5 million street value), about $15,000 to $20,000 in cash, nine iPhones, eight firearms and drug paraphernalia, along with small amounts of Xanax, cocaine and THC oil.
Due to the sophistication of the operation, bond has been set at $500,000.00.
Huffhines is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
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