WEST PALM BEACH —
A federal judge Friday morning ordered that Dylan Harrison, one of the men arrested for producing and nationally distributing synthetic marijuana under the name Mr. Nice Guy, be released from jail once his family helps him post $600,000 bond.
Once Harrison’s family posts a $100,000 corporate surety bond and a $500,000 personal surety bond, Harrison can return to his home on Hypoluxo Island in Lantana with his fiance and two children, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman ordered.
As part of Harrison’s release, the 31-year-old will attend a drug and alcohol treatment program, have no contact with witnesses or alleged victims in the case, possess no firearms and have a 10:30 p.m. curfew among other special conditions.
Harrison, John Shealy, 39, and Michael Bryant, 29, are accused of producing synthetic marijuana throughout Palm Beach County in multiple warehouses, including a West Palm Beach warehouse that exploded in May.
They also have been charged with putting the community in danger and misbranding the product.
Synthetic marijuana packages are commonly labeled “not for human consumption” or “potpourri” even though the manufacturers of the product create it for the use of humans to get high off of, federal agents say.
Through the company Kratom Labs, which Harrison and Shealy own, the three men are alleged to have produced the synthetic marijuana with banned chemicals imported from China. They then offered to ship it to all 50 states through FedEx.
Shealy, of Royal Palm Beach, will be released from custody once his stepfather and mother post a $500,000 10 percent bond and a $500,000 corporate surety bond, a judge ordered Thursday.
Bryant, who has been described as a “low level employee,” already has been released from custody on a $100,000 personal surety bond. He is expected to appear for an arraignment Aug. 30.
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