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

Published 11:44 am Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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.

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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.