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Six People Arrested After Spice Bust
Updated May 5, 2013 1:11 AM
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(SALEM) - Police release names of those arrested in spice bust.

Police served a search warrant at the Marathon station on Mulberry Street around 9 a.m. Tuesday. During their search, officers found an excess of $5,000 in cash and around 216 packets - $8,600 worth - of Darkness brand "spice," a synthetic marijuana sold for about $40 a packet in a safe at the gas station.

At around the same time, another warrant was served at a house in Campbellsburg, where more spice, this time the brand Mad Hatter, was found.

Salem Police Chief Troy Merry says the city police and sheriff's departments have received as many as 10 to 20 complaints a week for the past year about the owners of the business selling illegal substances.

During drug enforcement operations Tuesday a total of six people were arrested.

Arrested were:

Sally Chism, 50, Conspiracy to commit corrupt business influences, possession of synthetic cannabanoids over 2 grams, dealing a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance

Keith Schuler, 32, conspiracy to commit corrupt business influences, possession of synthetic cannabanoids, dealing a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia

Connie Johnson, 33, conspiracy to commit corrupt business influences possession of synthetic cannabanoids, dealing a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance

Michael Baker, 28, possession of synthetic cannabanoids, maintaining a common nuisance
possession of paraphernalia

Terri Clements, 43, invasion of privacy, possession of synthetic cannabanoids, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia

Jesse Albertson, 29, arrested on a warrant while visiting one of the places where the search warrant was being executed.

Police are continuing the investigation and more arrests are expected.

The Salem Police Depart would like to thank the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the Indiana State Police, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Campbellsburg Town Marshal, Indiana Conservation Officers, Indiana Excise Police, and the Washington County Prosecutor's Office for their hard work concerning this year long investigation.



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