Morales, 22, posted bond on Thursday and was released from the Butler County Jail, according to court records. He’s scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. Tuesday with his attorney David Washington.
Agents watched as a Penske rental truck drove off at about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jones said. They stopped the truck, and the driver, the sole occupant, was identified as Morales, the sheriff said.
He said a K-9 got “a hit on the truck.”
Inside the van, the agents found 30 large cardboard boxes that contained about 75,000 THC vape cartridges, 40 pounds of psychedelic mushrooms and numerous packages of THC edibles packaged as candy.
“This stuff will kill you,” Jones said.
Numerous firearms were found in the residence, Jones said.
Jones said the investigation is “hot” and he expects other arrests to be made, possibly by Friday night.
He doesn’t believe Morales was acting alone.
“A lot of product for one guy,” Jones said.
Drugs and guns, valued at $3 million, were confiscated this week by the Butler County Regional Narcotics Task Force (BURN). RICK McCRABB/STAFF
Michael S. Morales, of the 1800 block of Baltimore Street, was charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs. SUBMITTED PHOTO