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Inside Police Reports: Man Busted with 'Black Death'

Lilburn PD makes arrest for possession of fake pot in the parking lot of a Walgreens.

Four young men loitering in a drew the attention of a officer on May 20. They were up to no good.

As the officer watched the men — ages 20 to 27 — he saw one of them place a metal tube in his mouth and light the top. When the office approached the group he found that the tube was a modified aluminum pen with a hole drilled into the top.

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"I asked [him] what the aluminum tube was for," Officer Echevarria wrote in the incident report, "and he stated that he was using it to smoke his herbal potpourri and handed me a packet of Black Death exotic potpourri."

The contents of the packet was a "green leafy substance similar to suspected marijuana," according to the report, and the man was handcuffed and put in the patrol car while the substance was field-tested.

The test was positive for synthetic marijuana, also known as K2. The man, 20, a Lilburn resident, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, Schedule I.

The other three men were cited for criminal trespass.

Inside Police Reports runs regularly every week. The information is based solely on police incident reports provided on request.

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