(Coventry, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A man is under arrest, the result of an investigation into a synthetic marijuana operation encompassing municipalities on opposite ends of the state.

Coventry Police Chief Mark Palmer says they initially launched the investigation into 30-year-old Anthony Fusco.

Police say they had evidence of synthetic marijuana sales tied to Fusco, a resident of Monroe.

Palmer says his department along with officers in Norwalk launched the investigation, in addition to agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Palmer says they got involved because Fusco passed himself off as being from Coventry.

Fusco is being held on $50,000 and faces charges of illegal manufacture and distribution of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana over four ounces, and possession with intent to sell within 1500 feet of a school.

He’s being arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court.

Police say the investigation is continuing and that Fusco may face additional charges.


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