Thursday, September 12, 2019

'Courageous' parents are credited with leading to a drug bust police believe is the biggest to date involving counterfeit vaping cartridges

From JSOnline:

Tyler Huffhines (Photo: Kenosha County Sheriff's Office)
Police are crediting the parents of a Wisconsin high school student for coming forward with information that led to a massive drug bust involving an operation that manufactured thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day.

Officials said the investigation started after parents caught their son in possession of vaping cartridges with THC. They brought him to the Waukesha Police Department in early July in an effort to hold him accountable, officials said.

The probe reportedly led back to two Kenosha County brothers — Tyler and Jacob Huffhines — and a major drug operation running out of a condominium in an upscale neighborhood that officials said was rented under a fake name.

"These parents were very courageous for what they did," Waukesha Police Capt. Dan Baumann said Wednesday. "If it wasn’t for these parents coming through and holding their son accountable, I don’t think we'd be here today giving you the information and the gravity of this vaping epidemic that's going on in the nation right now. … I’m grateful for these parents."

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