Last updated: July 17. 2013 5:48PM - 208 Views
By Ken Ward Jr.
The Charleston Gazette

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West Virginia State Police arrested two women at the Jeffrey Post Office on Friday after they allegedly signed for a shipment of “bath salts” - the synthetic drug linked to bizarre behavior, hallucinations and death.

Troopers arrested 42-year-old Connie Williams and 37-year-old Jessica Dotson after Williams reportedly signed for the bath salts at the Post Office. An investigation that started in Logan County led police to Friday’s arrest.

Police alleged Williams has been receiving shipments of “bath salts” from a company in South Carolina for more than three months.

Last summer, the “bath salts” epidemic was in full force, but aggressive enforcement efforts helped curtail the problem. The West Virginia Legislature outlawed the product in its 2011 regular session.

Last summer, we had a real hard bout with it. Now, it’s picking back up again,” State Police Sgt. A.S. Perdue says.

“Bath Salts” are blamed for numerous bizarre and deadly incidents from suicides, public rampages, and a highly publicized incident involving a Kanawha County man who, while wearing womens’ underwear, stabbed a pygmy goat to death.

Dotson and Williams are both being held at the South Western Regional Jail in lieu of Bond.

Dotson’s bail was set at $20,000 and Williams at $30,000.

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