"Mr. High" - yet another brand of synthetic marijuana confiscated in Orange

"Mr. High" - yet another brand of synthetic marijuana confiscated in Orange

Police in Orange arrested a 27-year-old Orange resident after discovering the man was in possession of synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop on Sept. 8.

According to a police report from the Orange Police Department, Officer Stephen Ward conducted the traffic stop at approximately 10 p.m. Monday night when he observed a red, four-door Saturn traveling south in the 2000 block of 16th Street with an expired registration. The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Shawn Hand.

When speaking with Hand, the officer reports he asked if he had anything illegal in his possession and Hand responded in the negative. When he asked to search Hand's person, Hand assented and Ward reported that during the search he discovered a plastic package stuffed inside the front of the suspect's pants. When he asked Hand what was inside his pants, Hand reportedly replied, "fake bake."

"I knew that 'fake bake' is referred to synthetic marijuana," stated Ward in his report.

Ward placed Hand in restraints and removed the silver plastic package containing a green leafy substance labeled "MR. HIGH." Because the officer believed the substance to be synthetic marijuana, Hand was placed into custody for possession of a controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor and taken to the Orange County Jail.