Authorities bust Spice lab worth more than $1.5M; Ocean Springs man arrested

Authorities bust Spice lab worth more than $1.5M; Ocean Springs man arrested (Image 1)

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – Authorities busted a spice lab worth anywhere from $1.5 million to $3 million on Thursday in Ocean Springs. A 9-year-old and a 9-day-old infant were also found inside the home with the synthetic marijuana.

34-year-old Anthony McFall was being held initially for an outstanding Louisiana warrant for narcotics manufacture and distribution. He’s now facing charges of possession of more than a kilogram of synthetic cannabinoid with the intent to distribute, manufacture of synthetic cannabis, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and felony child endangerment.

Agents busted the home on North 10th Street in Ocean Springs. The children’s 25-year-old mother could also face charges. The children are now in the custody of the Department of Human Services.

Here’s a list of some of the items found inside the home:

  • nearly  18 pounds of synthetic cannabinoid powder. This could produce more than 700 pounds of synthetic cannabis marijuana
  • 37 pounds of smoke-able synthetic cannabis; the street value is estimated to be nearly $84,000
  • more than 20,000 decorative spice packets
  • Heat sealer
  • digital scales
  •  glass dishes
  • measuring cups
  • a pump sprayer
  • $4900 in cash
  • nearly 50 grams of marijuana
  • a handgun.

McFall is being held in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center under a $1 million bond.

The weeklong investigation that led to his arrest was conducted by the MBN with assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

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