Suspect arrested, charged with trafficking synthetic marijuana

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – Law enforcement in Tuscaloosa arrested and charged a 27-year-old for trafficking synthetic marijuana. The arrest was made following a two-month investigation.

Tuscaloosa police spokesman Sgt. Brent Blankley says Darius Jarab Wilson was arrested Wednesday at a home on Hillview Lane in Coker.

Blankley says Wilson was using rat poison and mixing it with plant material to produce synthetic marijuana. Narcotics agents recovered items used to make the synthetic marijuana, as well as 160 packets of spice. The recovered spice has a street value of $11,000.

Wilson is charged with one count of trafficking illegal drugs and one count of false reporting to law enforcement.

He’s being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $1,006,000 bond.

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