Investigators said they uncovered the operation after the parents of a high school boy who’d been sold a THC vape cartridge brought him to the police station. The boy gave information to police which ultimately led them to the Huffhines brothers, according to officials.
“These parents were courageous for what the did,” Waukesha County Police Captain Dan Baumann said during a news conference last Wednesday. “They should be commended.”
The operation’s uncovering coincided with nearly 400 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and at least six deaths being reported across the country.
The Huffhines brothers were being held at the Kenosha County Jail on charges related to the drug bust, WISN reported. An investigation was ongoing and officials said more arrests were likely as investigators sought out others linked to the operation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.