The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 5, 2013

Police seize synthetic marijuana

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Police seized a package last week containing synthetic marijuana addressed to a 63-year-old Enid man they arrested the day before, during the execution of search warrant.

Glen Stuart Kuhn, 63, was charged with felony marijuana possession and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

The charges were the result of a search warrant served by Enid Police Department SWAT and Narcotics Unit members March 27 at Kuhn’s home, 5809 Roman Nose.

According to an affidavit filed in that case, police found a small metal pipe with marijuana residue in a vehicle and marijuana inside a cigarette pack in the garage.

A search of the home found a paper with several known brands of synthetic marijuana written on it, and a notebook with the names of known synthetic marijuana brands with amounts next to them, according to the affidavit.

Detective Zeke Frazee said police were contacted March 28 by UPS about a suspicious package to be delivered to Kuhn’s home with an expected payment of $1,039 upon delivery.

He said officials at UPS called police after reading about Kuhn’s arrest in the News & Eagle and recognized the name on the package.

Frazee obtained a search warrant for the package and discovered it contained 40 packages of purported synthetic marijuana. The items in the package were a match for those listed on the ledger found the previous day, Frazee said.

Frazee said the seized synthetic marijuana has been sent to an Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation laboratory for testing, and further charges are pending the results of those tests.

Online court records show Kuhn was set for sentencing Monday on a 2012 drug case.

Kuhn pleaded no contest to a felony charge of unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of selling or possession of paraphernalia.

Those charges stemmed from a search warrant executed in May 2012 at Your Quality Store, 502 E. Broadway, where undercover detectives purchased synthetic marijuana and a glass pipe, according to court documents.

Kuhn is free on $20,000 bond on the newest charges.