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Alma woman speaks out after drug bust

Blake Dennis Blake Dennis
Tamara Schrock Tamara Schrock

ALMA, Wisconsin (KTTC) -- An Alma woman is speaking out for the first time since law enforcement officials seized more than $200,000 dollars worth of synthetic marijuana from her house.

Multiple law-enforcement agencies raided 40-year-old Tamara Schrock's home believed, to be the base for a drug trafficking operation.

On Dec. 21, officials seized an unknown quantity of K2, along with packaging and processing equipment, a firearm, and a 2004 Monte Carlo.

Schrock says she was unaware that her operations with 25-year-old Blake Dennis were illegal.

Back in July, synthetic drugs were banned in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as other states across the country.

Shrock says she was well aware of what chemicals became illegal, having previously graduated from the RCTC law enforcement program.

She says that once the new law passed, her and Dennis destroyed the illegal synthetic drugs.

Since then, they've been selling AM-2201 from their house in Alma.

AM-2201 is a research chemical, but according to Schrock, it's legal and not classified as a synthetic cannabinoid.

Synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as "Spice" or "K2," are structurally similar to and mimic the effects of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

According to court documents, the contents of the confiscated drugs did test positive for synthetic cannabinoids.

"It's an atrocity that business owners actually can't feel like they can sell their products when they believe they're operating 100% in the law," Schrock said.  

She went on to say, "Some people might not actually like our product but it is a business and we are business people. We're good people. We're not drug dealers."

Shrock's three children were taken away from her after the raid, right before Christmas.

She now has them back, but says it was a terrifying experience.

In January, Shrock will be in court for charges that include: maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of synthetic cannabinoid.

Law enforcement authorities are still searching for Dennis.

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