A teen faces drug-dealing charges amid allegations he sold marijuana products out of his New Palestine home, police said.
The Greenfield Police Department began investigating Alex Deal, 18, 6026 Broken Arrow Drive, New Palestine, after receiving several tips from community members that the teen was selling marijuana wax, police said.
Marijuana wax is an illegal honey-like substance created when the plant’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical in marijuana that causes psychological effects, is extracted and smoked to produce a high, officials said. The substance is also known as dab, dub or oil, police said.
Police used confidential informants to purchase wax from Deal several times, investigators said.
Deal was arrested this week and charged in two separate criminal cases, both filed in Hancock Circuit Court, according to court records.
In one case, Deal faces a Level 5 felony count of corrupt business influence and three Class A misdemeanor counts of dealing marijuana, court records show. In the second case, Deal faces a Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance and a one Class B misdemeanor count of dealing marijuana, records show.
Deal has pleaded not guilty to the charges and remained in the Hancock County Jail on a $10,000 bond at press time, records show.