• Deputies: K-2 operation found during traffic stop


    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Marion County deputies said they caught a man who was trying to move his K-2 business to a new location.

    According to investigators, they made the discovery after pulling the man over for swerving in his U-Haul on I-75.

    Channel 9 was there as deputies unloaded the truck and began sorting the synthetic drugs that will never be part of an operation again.

    "Our seasoned professionals realized something was u. They could smell it," Marion County Sheriff's Office spokesman Judge Cochran said.

    Deputies stopped the U-Haul truck for driving erratically and soon discovered the K-2 operationa. Investigators filled evidence boxes with the fake marijuana, scales, a sealing machine and mixers.

    "The evidence is there. Some of the residue around here. Inside this mixer you'll find it, the packaging equipment over there," Cochran said.

    Deputies told WFTV it appeared the driver was moving an exisiting K-2 business to a new location for distribution.

    "This is a full operation and we are glad that we got the folks off the streets," Cochran said.

    The driver hasn't been identified and charged are pending against him.

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