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Smoke shop receives delivery of synthetic marijuana during bust

Synthetic marijuana seized from Mr. Happy's on Plank Rd. (Source: EBRSO) Synthetic marijuana seized from Mr. Happy's on Plank Rd. (Source: EBRSO)
21 firearms were also seized (Source: EBRSO) 21 firearms were also seized (Source: EBRSO)
Shipment of synthetic marijuana arrived when agents were on the scene (Source: EBRSO) Shipment of synthetic marijuana arrived when agents were on the scene (Source: EBRSO)
BAKER, LA (WAFB) -

Deputies with the Delta Narcotics Task Force and Baker Police were investigating Mr. Happy's novelty and smoke shop on Plank Road Wednesday when the shop received a large delivery of synthetic marijuana.

The investigation into Mr. Happy's novelty and smoke shop comes a day after authorities raided seven area smoke shops simultaneously and arrested 10 suspects.

The delivery to the smoke shop contained approximately 1,500 packets of synthetic marijuana. The owners, Dustin Graham and Justin Marcantel, were questioned. They were both arrested Tuesday during the initial raid. 

Graham was charged with distribution/manufacturing schedule I drugs, and possession of a firearm with drugs present. Marcantel was charged with distribution/manufacturing schedule I drugs. They are both being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on $50,000 bonds.

During Wednesday's investigation, Marcantel claimed ownership of the synthetics.

According to reports, agents then searched the owners' residence and found an additional $4,846, 21 firearms ranging from assault rifles, high powered shotguns, multiple pistols, and a Barrett barrel for a bolt action 50 cal rifle.

During the questioning, both Marcantel and Graham told agents the weapons and cash were bought with proceeds from the sale of synthetic marijuana.

The ATF has been contacted for a follow up investigation.

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