By Robert Marin
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
11:30 AM CDT, September 13, 2011
From our news partner at the Salina Journal:
Police discovered another estimated $20,000 of illegal potpourri in a safe in the trunk of Eric Scrack’s BMW.
Cash and a typed “manifesto” were also found in the vehicle.
For more details you can read the full story at salina.com.
Scrack was just convicted on charges related to selling a synthetic drug known as potpourri, now the former owner of a Salina store is arrested again.
Our news partners at The Salina Journal report that Eric Srack and eight others were arrested Saturday as part of a seven-week investigation into the distribution of illegal potpourri in Salina.
Lt. Jim Norton of the I-135/I-70 Drug Task Force tells the Journal that the investigation was on-going during Srack's trial, in which he was convicted of three counts of "distributing a chemical analog of an illegal substance". That means he was selling a selling something that was chemically close enough to an illegal substance for it to be considered illegal. Sentencing is still pending for those convictions.
Srack used to run The Grind, a store that sold the herbal potpourri. The Grind was raided earlier this year by local and federal agents in connection with the sale of the potpourri.
Investigators believe Srack, who they say used to manufacture the substance in Salina, had moved his manufacture operation to the Denver, CO, area. Police say some of the drugs were brought back to Salina and sold by others who were among those arrested.
The chemicals used in the potpourri were added to the controlled substances list in Kansas July 1. Investigators say tests done on the potpourri in this case showed it contained the now illegal substances.
So far Srack has not been formally charged in connection with the new investigation.
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