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Man arrested for dealing bath salts and other drugs

A search warrant lead to the arrest of a Heber Springs man Monday. Authorities reportedly found a drug called “bath salt” and synthetic marijuana in the man’s home.
HEBER SPRINGS, AR – A search warrant lead to the arrest of a Heber Springs man Monday. Authorities reportedly found a drug called “bath salt” and synthetic marijuana in the man’s home.

On July 25, authorities executed a search warrant at 1001 Black Oak Lane in Heber Springs. The owner, Christopher Hogan, and his wife were at the residence at the time, along with ten other men.

Officers report that during their search of the residence they found numerous items believed to be illegal narcotics, as well as drug paraphernalia. Officers also report finding a significant amount of money at the residence.

Police say that among the drugs uncovered was a white powdery substance believed to be bath salt, which is a new form of illegal narcotic that was allegedly being shipped to the Hogan residence from China. It is reported to have similar effects as methamphetamine.

According to authorities, at least three juveniles had to be taken to the hospital on different occasions as a result of using the bath salts. This prompted the investigation that lead to Hogan’s arrest.

Officers also reported finding a large amount of a substance that they believe to be a form of synthetic or homemade marijuana, referred to on the street as “K3.”

Hogan was arrested and will be charged with maintaining a drug premises, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The men who were at the home at the time of the raid were arrested but it is not known if they are facing charges.
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