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Suspect hid 'hash oil' in bag of toys

Aug 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

Kerry Griffith, 44, of Riverton, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver at about 9:45 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Mary Anne Drive.

Police seized more than 120 grams of marijuana during the arrest.

"There were 28.9 grams in one jar, another one that had 44.5 grams, another one that has 21.1 grams, another one that had 29 grams and another one that had 1.5 grams," Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said.

"Then (there were) various other pipes and vaporizers that all tested positive for THC."

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is found in marijuana.

Bouncy balls

According to reports, Griffith had been using bouncy balls to conceal a thick, "black, brown and green" substance that was very sticky and smelled like marijuana. Murphy said the substance likely was "hash oil."

"We observed a white baggie that had several bouncy balls in it," Murphy said. "The bouncy balls had seams that looked like they could come apart in two different sections. ... We also located a UPS package that contained 29 new empty bouncy balls."

In all, Murphy said there was about $14,000 in drugs at the residence.

He said Griffith's vehicle was towed from the home and will be searched once a warrant is obtained.

Officials said the suspect was cooperative during the arrest.

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