October 28, 2020

Mississippi man charged with possession of a drug you’ve likely never heard of — dab

A Vicksburg man is charged with possession of a controlled substance after his arrest Friday by Vicksburg Police.

Shaquille Marquis Ricks, 27, 4824 Gibson Rd., is accused of having a substance called “Dab.” He was released from the Warren County Jail after posting $20,000 bond.

“Dab,” which is also known as “wax,” is a concentrated dose of cannabis made by extracting THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana, and other chemicals by using a solvent like butane.

The result is a sticky oil that is smoked in e-cigarettes.

Vicksburg Police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said the arrest was the first time the drug has been seen in Vicksburg.