Cannabidiol-infused birthday cake mix, pet treats seized in raid on Shelby County store; Hoover man jailed –

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A Hoover man is behind bars after authorities said he was caught selling cannabidiol-infused birthday cake mix and pet treats, among other things, at his northern Shelby County store.

Harry Marion Autry, a 38-year-old Hoover man, was taken into custody Thursday by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force. Authorities said he is the owner of The CBD Store, which is part of a chain of stores that reportedly sell edibles, creams, lotions, pills, water-soluble hemp oil and pet products.

The products are CBD-based, which is a chemical derived from the cannabis plant. The products are not supposed to contain the psychoactive component THC.

Task force commander Capt. Clay Hammac said investigators carried out a search and seizure warrant at the Inverness store on U.S. 280. The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences confirmed that products confiscated during the raid contained controlled substances.

As investigators seized the inventory from within the store, Hammac said, multiple field tests were conducted on site, all of which returned positive test results for the presence of controlled substances.

According to arrest affidavits in the cases against Autry, authorities seized 71,120 grams of cannabidiol-infused products including: 120 grams of CBD-infused birthday cake mix; 86.5 grams of CBD vape oil and 54 grams of CBD K9 treats.

Autry is charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. He remains in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $35,000.


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