September 1, 2011

Old Town raid leads to arrests for bath salts

The Associated Press

OLD TOWN — Three people are facing charges of trafficking in bath salts after police raided a Maine home.

Old Town Police Sgt. Scott Casey says a substance believed to be bath salts, a synthetic drug that can cause hallucinations, was seized in the Saturday raids, launched after police received tips about possible drug trafficking there.

Police say they made the arrests at the Old Town home of 23-year-old Matthew Tardiff, who was one of those charged. The others arrested were 28-year-old Joshua Smith of Milford and 18-year-old Kayte Emerson of Greenbush.

They were charged with a variety of offenses.

Police say marijuana and cash were taken as evidence.

The Bangor Daily News says all three were taken to Penobscot County Jail. On Wednesday Smith and Emerson remained in jail.


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