By Chris Durden
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
3:47 PM CDT, September 11, 2012
A judge has sentenced the owner of a former Salina store, The Grind, to an additional two and a half years in prison.
According to our news partners at The Salina Journal, Eric Srack, wanted the sentencing completed so he could resume his drug-rehabilitation program at the El Dorado Correctional Facility.
A jury convicted Srack of selling a controlled substance from his store. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. On Monday, two additional cases were settled with the time on his sentencing being doubled.
Srack told The Salina Journal that he did not believe he was doing anything illegal by making and selling illegal potpourri. The chemicals he treated his potpourri with were not listed on the state's list of controlled substances, and his products were labeled "not for human consumption," even though evidence presented in court made it clear Srack knew his customers were consuming the products.
A law that went into effect in July 2011 added the chemicals Srack used to the controlled substance list. A state Board of Pharmacy emergency order issued in March had banned them temporarily.
The Grind closed after a being raided by authorities.
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