Liquid marijuana vials

Racine County Sheriff's deputies confiscated 206 liquid marijuana vials that are used in vaping pens during a traffic stop Saturday morning on Interstate 94 near Highway 11. A large quantity of cash was also confiscated.

RACINE COUNTY — Deputies confiscated 206 liquid marijuana vials used in vaping pens at a traffic stop Saturday morning on Interstate 94, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, at 7:47 a.m. on Saturday, a sheriff’s deputy saw a vehicle with heavily tinted windows traveling 16 miles over the speed limit in a construction zone on I-94 near Highway 11 (Durand Avenue).

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During the traffic stop, K-9 Friday alerted his handler to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle. The search uncovered 206 vials of liquid marijuana used in vaping pens, which has a total estimated street value over $6,000. A large quantity of cash was also recovered.

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The driver, Kenny Rua, 22, of Kenosha, was being held as of Saturday afternoon at the Racine County Jail on pending charges of possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued traffic citations for speeding, illegal window tint, operating while suspended, unregistered vehicle, having no proof of insurance, displaying unauthorized plates, unlawful use of plates, and possession of a fraudulently obtained registration.

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