A Wisconsin man has been formally charged with manufacturing thousands of vaping cartridges laced with THC oil and selling them.
Prosecutors say the man ran a massive illegal operation out of his home in Kenosha County.
Tyler Huffhines is charged with maintaining a drug house and three counts of possession with intent to deliver THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
According to the criminal complaint, the 20-year-old flew to California last month to buy the substance in bulk.
Authorities say he employed at least 10 people to fill 3,000-5,000 cartridges per day and sell them for $15 each.
Police arrested Huffhines earlier this month and he’s being held on $500,000 bail.
His arrest comes as health officials across the country investigate hundreds of breathing illnesses reported in people who used vaping devices recently.