Hundreds of vaping cartridges filled with THC -- the hallucinogenic chemical in marijuana -- were seized in College Park, Maryland, police say.
Prince George's County police arrested 21-year-old Brandon Kraut, of Holland, Pennsylvania, after searching a home on Dickinson Avenue. Kraut is a part-time student at the University of Maryland, police said.
Inside the home, narcotics officers found 375 vials of THC oil and $8,480 in cash.
According to court documents, Kraut told police he had just gotten back from studying abroad and that he sold the vials on the street for $45 each because he had no money.
The vials police seized came in dozens of flavors from banana to creamsicle to tangerine and are used in electronic cigarettes and other vaping instruments.
Vaping THC oil is like smoking marijuana without the telltale odor, police said.
“This case shows the availability of products on the market that enable individuals to openly use drugs that are illegal in Maryland without being detected. This product masks the odor of marijuana and the user appears to be vaping with legal products," Major Timothy Muldoon, Commander of the Narcotics Enforcement Division, said in a news release.
Muldoon said vape pens are also used to ingest dangerous drugs like meth and heroin.