Butler County man orders pot in the mail | News
BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS)- Authorities in Butler County made a marijuana bust on drugs that traveled to the Heartland through the mail.
The Butler County Sheriff's Department teamed up with the Semo Drug task for to make the bust. They seized about half a pound.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs said someone sent medical marijuana to Missouri, where one man allegedly planned to distribute it.
John Riggins is charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance and a felon in possession of a firearm.
"It's a rare thing because usually it's imported from Mexico, or it's grown locally, we're just starting to see this kind of a thing where the actual medicinal marijuana is coming into play," said Dobbs.
He said the fact that people can get these drugs through the mail from another state, poses a real challenge.
"It's a direct confirmation that these medicinal marijuana laws have a spin off effect, and they're not used just for what they were intended they come to states like Missouri that don't have that provision, it's basically just a license to grow dope," said Dobbs.
Dobbs wanted to remind people even though Marijuana may be legal in other states for medical uses, people in Missouri still cannot order it into the state.
"You can't order in from somewhere else and expect it to be legal because it's not permissible in Missouri at all"," said Dobbs.
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