Two Businessmen Arrested For Bath Salts/Spice Possession

Two Jacksonville tobacco shop operators have been arrested for possessing spice and bath salts after a new law went into effect Wednesday.

They were arrested Thursday.

Ammo Ahmed, manager of the Tobacco House on Country Club Road, was charged with felony possession of Schedule I and Schedule VI controlled substances. He was placed in the Onslow County Jail with a $5,000 secured bond.

Answar Alsaidi, 37, owner of D’s Drive Through on Wilmington Highway, was charged with possession with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver; maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substances and possession of schedule vi drug. He was also given a $5,000 secured bond.

Police say they seized a total of 43 grams of bath salts and 145 grams of spice at the two businesses.

City police, NCIS agents and state ALE agents checked 21 tobacco shops to make sure they complied with the new law. “We will not tolerate the sale, distribution or use of these dangerous synthetic drugs in our community and will strictly enforce the law”, said Chief Mike Yaniero.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2011 at 08:21 AM
    these are not for bathing or cooking they are for getting high, stoned, messed up, blowed, wasted, flying high, whatever you need to hear it called to realize this stuff you think the cops are wasting thier time with ruins lifes, marriages, and what was once good family life turns into HELL
  • by To Thomas Location: Greenville on Jun 4, 2011 at 06:09 PM
  • by Thomas Location: Washington area on Jun 4, 2011 at 02:25 PM
    Bath salts are more dangerous than LSD, a drug that was "legal" for awhile until the late '60's. Many people become psychotic, injuring themselves and loved ones, while under the influence of "Bath Salts". I wish someone who has taken this drug would come on here and tell us WHY you take it. Does it make you feel really good before destroying your life? Just curious. People, if you'd like to relax and feel euphoric, or ease your nausea, or take away the pain from severe muscle spasms, why not try the medicine that God put on this planet for us all to enjoy and use. Not some medicine or potion that MAN cooked up. You know, marijuana. Of course, since it isn't controlled by the pharmaceutical companies, and it competes with the tremendous revenue the government rakes in from alcohol, the propaganda against it will cause a large portion of our population to be totally ignorant to it's benefits. It's been that way for over 70 years. I was hoping for major changes in the laws by the 21st century. Sadly, we, as a nation, are seemingly getting dumber by the decade. I know that millions of people KNOW the truth, but they're afraid to speak up because of the consequences. The consequences being, of course, outdated and stupid laws which could cost them their jobs and homes. Hey, might as well try something legal, right??? You know, like Bath Salts were last week. When will the insanity end? WHEN? WHEN? WHEN???
  • by P on Jun 4, 2011 at 12:36 PM
    More like your nose and wallet taking a bath
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 at 12:35 PM
    Deport them, that would be two less undocumented Democrats.
  • by jc on Jun 4, 2011 at 11:09 AM
    I just don't think people understand how dangerous this stuff is.
  • by KT Location: Choc on Jun 4, 2011 at 09:34 AM
    Please come clean up Beaufort County. That stuff is selling like candy in Choc and Washington Many street dealers here bought the stores out before it became illegal and are now selling it on the street
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 at 09:03 AM
    I think that yall are all full of it it only makes people that abusesed it crazy and if the government would legalize marijuanna it wouldnt be and issue to start with its grown natural and its not man made i rest my case amen
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 at 05:54 AM
    lol at "businessmen."
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 at 02:14 AM
    If were gonna start banning ALL mind altering substances lets do away with liquor, beer, dremamine, and robotussin as well! I mean liquor and beer kill more people than than these drugs ever did, the spices all contained different herbs have no clue about bath salts but if your dumb enough to snort anything considered salt well you deserve the consiquences!
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      by Donna on Jun 4, 2011 at 09:04 AM in reply to
      I totally agree with you
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