Beacon Journal staff report
The operators of a Streetsboro novelty store are accused of selling so-called bath salts and the hallucinogenic K2 from the shop.
Robert J. Schormik III, 35, and Tara Nicole Toth, 24, both of Prospect Street in Ravenna, were arrested Tuesday on felony charges of trafficking a controlled substance and obstructing justice.
The Portage County Drug Task Force arrested the couple and searched the Flyin High Novelty store on state Route 303. A three-month investigation focused on the sale of illegal bath salts and K2 from the store. Some of the sales of the drugs were to minors, agents said.
K2 or “Spice” is a mixture of herbs and spices that is sprayed with a chemical and smoked by its users, according to federal officials. Bath salts are synthetic stimulants usually sold in a powder form.
Agents said they recovered more than 1.5 kilos of K2 hidden above ceiling tile at the store. A search of the couple’s home resulted in the seizure of additional K2, bath salts and drug paraphernalia, agents said.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.