The trial begins for the owner of a Salina store accused of illegally selling "potpourri'.
Prosecutors say Eric Srack sold herbal potpourri (used for smoking) at The Grind, adding the potpourri contained chemicals determined to be illegal drugs.
Jury selection in the trial started early Wednesday morning and lasted into the late afternoon hours.
After a jury of twelve (eight men and four women) were selected each side then gave their opening statements.
The prosecution laid out what they called a “road map”. They informed the jury they would be seeing and hearing from a KBI chemist, a toxicologist, and several key members of the local drug task force.
Defense attorney Julie McKenna then made her opening statements. She started off by saying that The Grind the Salina shop owned by Eric Srack did sell potpourri.
The defense will shift their focus however is on the actual chemical make-up of that potpourri.
She says the specific blend sold at The Grind was not made up of illegal substances. The trail will resume Thursday morning.
The Grind was raided by a drug task force earlier this year and then shut down.
Recently, a Salina based reality company put The Grind up for sale...within the last month it did sell.
If convicted Srack could face the maximum of 12 years in prison.