Buying drugs from the internet can … get you arrested

Published 11:13 am Sunday, March 17, 2024

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That CBD product you order online may not be what you think it is.

And it may be illegal.

A Mocksville man found that out last week  when he was arrested by the Davie County Sheriff’s Office at his Chunn Lane home.

During a search, deputies located marijuana, marijuana extract, psilocybin (commonly known as the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms), and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Jonathan Wayne Hodgson was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/or deliver marijuana, felony manufacture a Schedule I controlled substance, felony maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance, felony possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Hodgson was taken into custody in lieu of a $10,000 bond with a first court appearance of April 11.

“Many of the items seized were commercially packaged and appear to have been shipped from out of state,” said Davie Sheriff JD Hartman. “The Davie County Sheriff’s Office wants to caution citizens about ordering illicit narcotics and hemp products online. There are many things that are legal in other states that are not legal in North Carolina; and some companies will create fraudulent documents to portray their items as legal in North Carolina.”

He quoted a study obtained from the National Library of Medicine that indicated more than 50 percent of CBD products ordered online are mislabeled as to their potency, and THC concentrations are in over 20 percent of the products that advertise themselves to be THC free.

“These items may provide excessive doses of THC or other drugs that cause adverse reactions,” Hartman said.