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Two Massachussettes Men Plead Guilty After Selling Synthetic Weed To Undercover DEA Agents

April 8, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Two Massachussettes Men Plead Guilty After Selling Synthetic Weed To Undercover DEA Agents

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Two Massachusetts men pled guilty to drug trafficking charges after they attempted to sell 3,000 pounds of synthetic marijuana to undercover DEA agents.

The arrests of the drug dealers follow a year-long, three-state investigation into their operation, which authorities say has led to the largest bust of synthetic drugs in the northeastern U.S.

DEA agents arrested Robert Costello, 71 of Lawrence and Kyle Hurley, 32, of Newbury in March of 2014. The two suspects arranged the sale of 1,300 kilograms of a synthetic drug called “K2” to the undercover officers.

Federal agents seized 70 kilos of the drug from Costello’s Lawrence home at the time of their arrest. Authorities discovered two other stash locations in a storage container in Seabrook and at a processing site in New Hampshire.

The men sold the synthetic drugs through convenience stores. Law Enforcement officials said the drug mimics the psychological high as organic marijuana.

Costello could face up to five years in prison while Hurley faces up to 20 years in prison.

The DEA led the joint investigation with the Massachusetts, New Hampshire State Police, the U.S. Marshal Service, and the Kingston, Portsmouth, Somersworth, Dover, York and Kitterly, Maine Police Departments.

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