Three Central Ohioans Indicted For Selling Bath Salts

Aug 7, 2012

A Franklin County Grand Jury today indicted three men arrested last month in the county's first cases involving the trafficking of bath salts. 29-year-old Soleiman Mobarak, 28-year-old Hasan Mobarak, and 57-year-old Thomas Smith face multiple drug-related charges. They were arrested after local, state, and federal authorities raided five businesses and one home in late July. Several thousand packages of bath salts were seized from four businesses in the High Street and Fifth Avenue areas, from one business on Worthington Galena Road, and from a local home. The raids were part of a Drug Enforcement Administration initiative in 30 states. County Sheriff Zack Scott says Smith was warned about trafficking in bath salts several weeks ago.