High-grade marijuana is quickly becoming the popular drug among area users, law enforcement officials say.

Within the last six months to a year, drug investigators with the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, the Kearney Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol have seen an increase in the quality of marijuana.

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Known as kind bud, KB, medical or hydro, the higher THC content makes the drug a higher grade. THC is the main ingredient in marijuana.

“Seventy-five percent of the complaints I receive are about people dealing pot,” said Gabe Kowalek, a KPD investigator. “It’s always been the most frequently used drug in our area.”

Police investigations show much of the high-grade marijuana in the Kearney area is coming from Colorado, where the drug is legal for medical purposes. In many instances, people who have medical cards to legally purchase the high-quality drug in Colorado are selling it illegally.

“This isn’t just happening in our area,” Kowalek said. “It’s happening everywhere.”

Some of the marijuana purchased by police informants in a recent drug sting was the high-grade marijuana.

High-grade marijuana costs $100 to $120 for 1/4 ounce, while the lesser quality — known as “schwag” — costs $25 for 1/4 ounce.

Although marijuana remains the most frequently used drug in south-central Nebraska, police also investigate many cases of possession and distribution of meth and prescription drugs.

Kowalek encouraged anyone who suspects illegal drug activity to report it to law enforcement immediately.

News Hawk – 420 Warrior 420 MAGAZINE
Location: Kearney, NE
Source: The Kearney Hub
Author: Kim Schmidt
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