NYPD seizes 275 pounds of pot in huge drug bust

NYPD recovered 275 pounds of marijuana and almost 12,000 THC vaping cartridges. By Alicia Lee and Alec Snyder, CNN

(CNN) -- The New York Police Department has made what it called a "tremendous" drug seizure.

Officials recovered 275 pounds of marijuana and more than 12,000 THC cartridges used for vaping Wednesday night after searching a storage facility in Staten Island, NYPD Sergeant Mary O'Donnell confirmed to CNN.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, O'Donnell added.

"That's an awful lot of illegal drugs that will never be sold on the streets of #StatenIsland thanks to the great men and women @NYPD120Pct and @StatenIslandDA," NYPD Staten Island's Assistant Chief Kenneth Corey tweeted.

While many of the comments in response to the tweet were congratulatory of NYPD's bust, some Twitter users voiced their opinion that marijuana should be legal.

"Looks like weed and vape pens, most would agree that they should be legal for recreational use," one person commented.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to legalize marijuana in his state. If Cuomo succeeds, New York would become the 12th US state to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

Cuomo already has passed legislation to expunge the marijuana convictions of thousands of New Yorkers.

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