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The case against a Bell County smoke shop owner has been dropped after a document was found which contradicted the claim that the substance found at the shop by an informant was synthetic marijuana.

Anthony Joseph, 43, was arrested in September and indicted in February. After searching his home and office, police recovered over 775 grams of what was thought to be synthetic marijuana. Joseph was charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

The case has been dismissed after inconsistencies in police reports were discovered and a report was found stating that the substance which had been recovered tested negative, and the case against Joseph should be closed.

Killeen police say the inconsistency was due to human error without intent or malice.