PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Acting on a tip that a man was suspected of selling drugs out of his apartment, Port St. Lucie police say they have found a new type of marijuana derivative being sold in the city.
They spent time this week collecting boxes of evidence from David Tisheh's apartment in the 5400 block of Moorhen Trail.
Detectives said they could smell a strong scent of marijuana coming from the residence.
Once inside, police say they located 227 grams of cannabis and 27 small baggies of 'Shatter'- a derivative of cannabis.
They say they had heard of ‘Shatter’ but never seen it until now.
They say it’s created from a complicated process -- with specialized equipment – and creates a potent, hard, almost rock-like derivative of marijuana.
“The glass tubes that he had, that is when he was extracting it with the butane gas from the deep frozen marijuana to collect the crystals,” Port St. Lucie Police Sgt. Frank Sabol said.
Police say Tisheh admitted to making the 'Shatter' -- and told them selling it is how he supports himself.
Police say they also found more than $4,000 in the apartment.
“As were becoming educated we can educate the public as well to recognize this if they come across this,” Sgt. Sabol said.
Police are concerned that children could get the drug and want parents to watch out for it.
“They are doing laundry. Going through their pockets. They might find this in there and when you look at it on the surface it looks like someone was chewing gum and put it in a wrapper and threw it away.”
Tisheh was transported to the St. Lucie County Jail.
NewsChannel 5's Terra Sullivan contributed to this report.