Canton Bust Nets Bath Salts, Firearms

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CANTON, Ohio — The Canton Police Department Special Investigations Unit recovered over ten kilograms of drugs such as synthetic cannabis and bath salts following an investigation into local businesses believed to be selling the substances.

Also seized was over $50,000 in cash and four firearms.  Numerous people were charged.

According to the SIU, the first search warrant was executed Friday at the In and Out Market on McKinley Avenue SW.

Over 1,600 packages of synthetic cannabis and over 500 packages of bath salts were allegedly found, along with a digital scale and other items used to prepare drugs for sale plus $43,000.

Store owner Eddie Hmeidan, 58, and employee Darla Lynch, 48, were charged with trafficking and possession of a controlled substance analog.

Investigators also searched Dollar and More, located on 12th Street NW.

Twenty grams of controlled substance analog, a digital scale, four firearms and over $7,000 was allegedly found there.

Owner Charles Dunham, 31, and employee Shawn Brilsky, 49, were charged with trafficking and possession of a controlled substance analog.

The investigations continue and the SIU said more charges may be filed.