Kenosha County man accused of running million-dollar THC operation

NOW: Kenosha County man accused of running million-dollar THC operation

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 20-year-old Kenosha County man has been arrested for running a million-dollar marijuana operation, according to the Kenosha News.

Reports say Tyler Huffhines is looking at several charges including manufacturing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Neighbors of a condo in the village of Bristol say police raided the home last week.

Police supposedly seized 188 pounds of marijuana worth $1.5 million. They also recovered eight guns and $15,000-$20,000 in cash.

The newspaper report says Huffhines had employees fill thousands of vaping cartridges a day with THC oil to be sold for $16 each.

“It’s shocking,” said Matthew Kritikos, the owner of a store in town that he says Huffhines shopped at often. “You don’t expect somebody that’s nice, polite and just going about their own way — then you hear something like that, it’s hard to believe.”

Huffhines’ family told CBS 58 that parts of the Kenosha News’ reporting are untrue. They said Huffhines was a star football player at Central High School.

This is a developing story. The Kenosha County sheriff is expected to hold a press conference about this case Wednesday afternoon.

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