Watertown police say products contain THC; manufacturer disagrees

 Courtesy Watertown PD
Courtesy Watertown PD (KSFY)
Published: May. 24, 2018 at 11:43 AM CDT
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Watertown Police have issued a warning about consumable products that were sold in some stores, they say contain THC.

The Watertown Police Department issued a press release about the products Thursday.

Earlier this month, police learned several businesses around town were selling CBD Gummies and Hemp Bombs. The products are marketed as legal and compliant with state laws.

Police sent the products to the South Dakota State Health Lab for testing. The products tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound found in marijuana which is illegal in South Dakota.

However the manufacturer disputes that claim. "Hemp Bombs products do not contain, and have never contained, tetrahydrocannabinol," Rod Kight said. He is the attorney for Hemp Bombs, the company that makes the products.

Kight also provided copies of their reports to KSFY News, which show they do not contain THC. Those reports are included in this story. KSFY News has asked the police department for a copy of the state lab report and is waiting for a response.

All businesses involved cooperated with police during the investigation and seizure of the products.