Maine State Police arrested a Starks man the day after Christmas during a motor vehicle stop in Alfred when they discovered several dozen grams of the marijuana derivative called “shatter.”

Shatter is a concentrated THC extract that is highly potent, police said in a news release on Friday about the case.

Marshall Smith, 27, of Starks, admitted manufacturing the drugs and took ownership of it, according to the release. He was charged with unlawful trafficking in a schedule X drug, a class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, as the quantity of the drug was significantly larger than the usual less-than-a-gram dose for personal use of shatter, police said.

On Dec. 26, Trooper Adam Schmidt, who is a member of the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement team, stopped a Nissan Sentra on Kennebunk Road in Alfred for a motor vehicle violation. Police conducted a roadside investigation, with Trooper Rick Spice assisting, which led to a search of the car.

During the search, 124 grams of shatter was located hidden under the front passenger seat.

The product is commonly made using butane to extract THC from marijuana, which creates a dangerous situation for the manufacturer and surrounding members of the public, as butane is highly flammable and at times can explode, according to police. Marshall was a passenger in the vehicle. He is due to appear in Alfred Superior Court. No court date has been announced.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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