Robin Moss, of Birmingham, and Bradly Griggs, of Georgia, were arrested in Chicago with nearly $98,000 worth of marijuana in a Weed World Candies van
A Birmingham woman was among two people busted in Chicago in a “Weed World” van over the weekend with nearly $98,000 worth of marijuana, authorities said.
Robin Moss, 51, and Bradly Griggs,36, of Georgia were arrested Saturday night during Lollapalooza weekend on North State Street in downtown. Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police Department public information officer, said officers responded to the area about 7:30 p.m. on a report of a people in a van selling marijuana.
When they arrived on the scene, they found Moss with an open Coors Light, according to news reports. Police said Grigss had a gun, and there was more than 5,000 grams inside the Weed World van.
Weed World Candies is part of a political movement to help fight for marijuana legalization. The lollipops are marketed and sold in vans across country. The candy sold from the vans usually contains no THC, but the advertising on the vans depicts cannabis plants next to lollipops, suggesting a cannabis flavor or the possibility of intoxication after eating the lollipops.
According to the company’s website, “We tour the country in a fleet of “loud” vehicles promoting the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana. Our product strains include Bubble Kush, O.G Kush, Strawberry Cough, White Widow, SkyWalker Kush, Purple Urkle, and A.K 47 to name a few.”
Chicago police said bags of lollipops–“blue, teal, orange, green, red, and pink” believed to be infused with cannabis were found. Prosecutors said there were six heat-sealed bags of “green paste” believed to be pot; thirteen pot-laced brownies; and eight weed-whacked Rice Krispies, according to the Crime In Wrigleyville and Boystown blog, which first reported the arrests.
Altogether, police say they recovered 6,122 grams of marijuana product worth $97,952 from the van.
Pacheco said Moss is charged with felony possession of cannabis of more than 5,000 grams, felony manufacture-delivery of cannabis of more than 5,000 grams, felony possession of a controlled substance and a city violation of open alcohol inside a vehicle.
Griggs is charged with felony manufacture-delivery of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis, felony possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis; and unlawful use of a firearm.
Bond for each is set at $50,000.
In 2015, two Alabama men – one from Bessemer and one from Center Point – were arrested in New Orleans after authorities say they were illegally selling “Weed World Candies” out of van in the French Quarter.
Last year, a Georgia man was arrested on the popular Strip in Tuscaloosa, accused of selling lollipops made with hemp and other chemical agents. A search of the vehicle, she said, turned up about 100 lollipops of various flavors, as well as a small amount of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.