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Cops find $256K in synthetic pot, wrapped as ‘Scooby Snax’

Updated: September 5, 2012 2:02AM

Chicago Police seized more than $265,000 worth of synthetic marijuana bound for Chicago, wrapped in foil packets bearing the image of the crime-fighting cartoon dog Scooby-Doo, officials said.

Police didn’t say where or when the package was intercepted, but said the CPD’s Package Interdiction Team found “thousands” of foil packets containing synthetic cannabis when they responded to investigate a suspicious package.

Each packet was marked with an image of the cartoon character Scooby-Doo and labeled “Scooby Snax 4G” ­— which police say is an apparently meant to market the dangerous drug to young kids.

In all, police recovered 16,783 grams of the drug, which has an estimated street value of more than $265,000, according to police.

This is the first time Chicago police have encountered synthetic marijuana packaged with the image of cartoon Scooby-Doo, police said.

No arrests have been made.

LeeAnn Shelton

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