PINELLAS PARK —- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended upon a rental garage unit in search of synthetic marijuana, or spice, Friday morning.
Agents found scales, dozens of one-gallon chemical jugs, a red metal sifter, boxes of organic marshmallow leaf and bulk synthetic marijuana in trash bags and in small branded packages in rental unit No. 2 at 4810 110th Ave N in Pinellas Park.
It was a raid agents described as "a pretty big one."
Agents on scene would not speak on the record. William Daniels, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa, could only confirm that a federal search warrant was executed. That warrant is sealed.
Goran Odobasic, 41, works out of unit No. 4 as a carpenter. He met the two men from storage unit No. 2 for the first time a few days ago. He did not know their names.
Odobasic watched as the agents packed the contraband into cardboard boxes.
In 3 1/2 years of working out of the rental unit, he said, "I've never seen anything like this."
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