It's a case of synthetic drugs, money and guns.
New details have emerged in the Belmont County raids on businesses Wednesday for the alleged sale of K-2. The Belmont County Sheriff's Department and Drug Task Force with the help of Ohio BCI, have made one arrest and now three other suspects are being investigated.
Arrested was Debbie DeAngelis, 58, who is the owner of the Trading Post in Bridgeport. She is being held without bond on a charge of drug trafficking.
Authorities say the Shadyside Party Center, Trading Post in Bridgeport and the home of its owner, and Bob's Cheap Smokes in St. Clairsville were all raided for the alleged sale of the drug.
K-2 is a synthetic drug often marketed as potpourri. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas says the investigation is far from over.
Four search warrants were served on Wednesday related to the sale of synthetic cannabinoids, which are also known as synthetic marijuana or herbal incense.
The search warrants were served at the Trading Post in Bridgeport and at the home of its owner; at the Shadyside Party Center in Shadyside; and at Bob's Cheap Smokes in St. Clairsville. One person was taken into custody.
Law enforcement agencies raided the Shadyside Party Center Wednesday afternoon for the alleged sale of K-2, a synthetic drug often marketed as potpourri.
Agencies on the scene include the Ohio BCI, Crimes Scene Investigation Unit, Belmont County Sheriff's Department, Belmont County Drug Task Force and St. Clairsville K-9 unit.
Other Belmont County businesses were also targeted into today's raids.
Officials say no details will be released until a press conference at 9 a.m. on Thursday.