Two arrested after K2, "bath salts" found

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Police arrested two men after synthetic cannabis and a substitute for "bath salts" were found at a Marion book store.

Charles W. Fox, 53, and Brian E. Copher, 47, both of Goreville area charged with unlawful possession of synthetic cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Southern Illinois Enforcement Group and the Marion Police Department found two packets of synthetic cannabis also known as K2 and 47 packets of Cosmic Blast Jewelry Cleaner as substitute for "bath salts".

"Bath salts" can give the same physical effects as cocaine and ecstasy.

The synthetic cannabis had been illegal in Illinois since Jan. 1, 2011.  The "bath salts" became illegal in Marion when a city ordinance when into effect in March 2011.

Agents also seized several hundred items of drug paraphernalia commonly used in the consumption of cannabis, cocaine, and methamphetamine.

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