Two arrested after drug task force finds Flyin High Novelty in Streetsboro selling bath salts, K2
Jen Steer, newsnet5.com
6:58 PM, Sep 26, 2013
6:59 PM, Sep 26, 2013
STREETSBORO, Ohio - The Portage County Drug Task Force arrested two people after a three-month investigation into a Streetsboro store selling bath salts.
The task force received complaints that Flyin High Novelty on state Route 303 was selling synthetic drugs like K2 and bath salts. Many of the store's customers are juveniles.
According to Portage County Sheriff David Doak, undercover agents bought both bath salts and K2 in the store. While executing a search warrant, agents found K2 hidden above a ceiling tile at Flyin High Novelty, the task force said.
The Portage County Drug Task Force also searched the owner's house on South Prospect Street in Ravenna, and found more K2, as well as bath salts and drug paraphernalia.
Robert J. Schormik III, 35, and Tara Nicole Toth, 24, were arrested. Schormik was charged with trafficking of a controlled substance. Deputies said Toth was charged with obstructing justice and is also being held on outstanding warrants for forgery in Cuyahoga County.
K2, also known as spice, is a form of synthetic marijuana. Bath salts are similar to amphetamines, and can cause paranoia, hallucinations and suicidal behavior.