Marion Co. drug bust in old donut shop

3 men arrested in connection to synthetic cannabis operation

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Marion County Sheriff's Office drug agents piling synthetic cannabis and materials onto a U-Haul truck.

MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Marion County Sheriff's Office have arrested three men early Tuesday morning after police said they were manufacturing synthetic cannabis inside an old donut shop.

Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said it found a major K-2 manufacturing operation in the Dunnellon area, inside of the former Sunrise Donuts and Coffee Shop.

A tip was made to the Marion County Sheriff's Office around 7 p.m. Monday and drug agents went in later that night and found all the materials needed to manufacture and package K-2, according to police. Enough materials were found to fill a 26 foot U-haul.

Police estimate they will move move $350,000 of the drug Tuesday.

K-2 is a synthetic type of cannabis sprayed with a chemical. The synthetic drug can cause serious health issues and hallucinations.

Deputies are continuing their investigation and we will bring you more information as soon as we learn it.    

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