MARTINS FERRY, Ohio -
On Wednesday, a local business got a surprise visit from drug enforcement agents, Martins Ferry Police and sheriff's deputies.
Around 9 a.m., the officers walked into the Martins Ferry Carryout and seized evidence, as part of a national project called "Synergy Phase Two." Similar raids took place in 29 states across the country.
No one was arrested, and the store remains open, but agents said they've learned synthetic marijuana is being shipped there. They spent time looking for bath salts, or any envelopes or packing materials that may have arrived in.
The carryout, on 4th Street, is owned by two Belmont County men. Police said they believe they seized enough evidence to move forward with their investigation.
They say the key players in the designer drug industry are often in the Middle East, in places like Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.