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Two Men Face Charges for Selling Synthetic Drugs

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A tobacco shop in Kentucky has been busted for selling synthetic drugs.

Prestonsburg Police say a tip led them to the Tobacco Express. Officers say a quick search turned up 80 packets of synthetic drugs.

Store owner, William Spradlin, was arrested Wednesday.

Then on Thursday, police arrested former Smoke Shack owner, Thomas Jones. In May of 2012, The Smoke Shake was busted twice. Police say thousands of dollars worth of synthetic drugs were sold inside the store.

Police also discovered Jones was having the drugs shipped to his other business, an accounting firm, as well.

Police say synthetic drugs are a growing problem in Kentucky. They say synthetic cannibinoids in tobacco stores is becoming common.

Both Jones and Spradlin are charged with trafficking in a synthetic cannibinoid, which is a class A misdemeanor.


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