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Bond set for 19-year-old charged in illegal vaping operation

Posted at 5:33 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 18:33:30-04

The fallout from a massive drug operation in Kenosha County continued after a fourth person was charged.

Authorities charged 19-year-old Hannah Curty with manufacture/deliver THC greater than 10, 000 grams or 201 plants.

She joined a mother, Courtney, and her sons, Tyler and Jacob Huffhines as defendants. Investigators said Tyler Huffhines had workers filling thousands of cartridges with THC daily. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana.

Curty made her initial court appearance on Thursday afternoon.

According to a criminal complaint, a confidential informant told investigators they filled cartridges with Curty in a back room at Courtney's Union Grove realty office in July. When the manufacturing moved to a condo in Bristol, the informant said Curty also filled cartridges regularly at that location.

Another informant backed the story. They said they also saw Curty filling cartridges at both locations.

"I do have time cards that were taken from the Kenosha county condo and which indicates that she was present on at least 11 days in August filling cartridges for more than a couple hours. So, it’s feasible to believe that she filled probably several thousand cartridges on her own," said prosecutor Lesli Boese, who appeared by phone.

Boese said Curty initially agreed to cooperate with detectives then canceled. Days later she was found driving a white BMW that belonged to Tyler Huffhines.

"Fact that she was driving that car and had possession of that car would indicate that she has considerable knowledge," Boese said.

"In essence, she’s alleged to have been an hourly worker in the operation and may have participated in 20 hours or some more hours working for these people who are at the top of the food chain," said defense attorney Patrick Cafferty.

Curty's cash bond was set at $10,000.

She's expected to be back in court next week.