But the snacks contained the chemical THC, the drug that is found in marijuana, police said. And in South Carolina, such snacks — also called “edibles” — are illegal, officials said.
Drug agents on Tuesday confiscated more than five pounds (2,635 grams), of the edibles from an apartment on Counselors Way in Fort Mill, according to arrest warrants obtained by The Herald. B.J. Kennedy, commander of the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit, said their search turned up the edibles.
Kyle Daniel Ester, 33, has been charged with possession of THC with intent to distribute, first offense, according to arrest warrants and incident reports. The charge is a felony that carries up to five years in prison for a conviction under South Carolina law.
Ester was released from the York County jail after posting a $20,000 bond, according to Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office.