FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Greenbrier business owner is in hot water after police said they found synthetic drugs during a 3-month long investigation into the illegal sale of "bath salts" and "K-2".
According to Chief Deputy Matt Rice, Amarjit Singh, 26, or Damascus, was arrested and charged two counts of with possession with purpose to deliver after police found over $30,000.00 in cash, 121 packages of K2, 56 packages of bath salts, 128 assorted pills, and one semi automatic handgun at two of Singh's businesses-Main Street Mercantile and Sinclair Gas Station.
Singh was able to bond out on a $15,000 bond.
Rice said bath salts is the informal street name for a family of designer drugs, which have similar effects to amphetamine and cocaine. The crystals resemble legal bathing products like Epsom salts. And, K2 are natural herbs sprayed with synthetic chemicals that, when consumed, allegedly mimic the effects of cannabis.