Port O'Connor bar raided; synthetic marijuana, cash found

By by Dianna Wray - DWRAY@VICAD.COM
Dec. 13, 2012 at 6:13 a.m.
Updated Dec. 14, 2012 at 6:14 a.m.

A Port O'Connor business was closed and a woman was arrested in a drug bust Wednesday, Calhoun County Sheriff B.B. Browning said.

Deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department raided Bob's Bar in Port O'Connor late Wednesday evening, collecting more than 100 grams of Kush, a type of synthetic marijuana, along with more than $11,000 in cash.

The proprietor, Marva Jackson-McKibbon, 56, of Port O'Connor, was arrested.

Kush is a type of synthetic marijuana that is smoked. Synthetic drugs, such as Kush and bath salts, were added to the Texas Controlled Substances Act in September 2011. The drug is classified as a substance that might be used for medical purposes, but has a high potential for abuse under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

The charges for possession of Kush with intent to distribute can go as high as a first-degree felony, depending on the amount of drugs. The punishment for conviction ranges from five to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

The investigation is ongoing, Browning said.



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