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Authorities make 5th arrest in Kenosha County THC vaping business

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Updated: 4:26 p.m. on October 17, 2019

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A fifth person is now charged in connection to the large THC vape cartridge operation in Kenosha County.

22-year-old Jordan Lynam, from Racine, was in court Thursday afternoon for his bond hearing.

During the hearing, Lynam’s attorney, Donald Connor, said his client turned himself in on Tuesday.

Lynam is now charged with manufacturing and distributing THC vape cartridges for 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines’ operation. Tyler’s brother Jacob, their mother Courtney, and 19-year old Hannah Curty are also charged for their involvement in this operation that produced thousands of THC vape cartridges.

The criminal complaint reveals confidential informants told police that Lynam filled the vape cartridges from both the condo in Bristol and Courtney’s real estate office in Union Grove.

In court, Lynam’s bond was set at $1,000 cash. He was also ordered not to have any contact with any of the co-defendants in this case.

Lynam’s initial appearance was scheduled for October 25.

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Posted: 6:21 a.m. on October 17, 2019

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP/CBS 58) — Authorities have made a fifth arrest in connection with a black market THC vape manufacturing business in Wisconsin.

Jordan Lynam, 22, of Racine is accused of working for the large-scale operation in Kenosha County. He's facing charges of possession of THC with intent to deliver.

Forty-three-year-old Courtney Huffhines and her sons, 23-year-old Jacob Huffhines and 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines, are accused of operating the business from a rented Bristol condo and the mother's real estate office in Union Grove.

Prosecutors say the business employed 10 workers who manufactured thousands of vape cartridges a day using THC oil purchased in California.

The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. continues to rise, now reaching about 1,300 cases and more than two dozen deaths.

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