A month long investigation by undercover agents resulted in the arrest of a Newark couple accused of selling “bath salts” out of their home.
New Castle County Police say 45 year old Holly Hagerman and 35 year old Edward Ingram were selling the synthetic drug that was recently outlawed by state lawmakers. On Thursday, officers executed a search warrant at a home on Fantasia Drive. Inside, they found synthetic cathinone, better known as “Bath Salts”, in 89 individual plastic containers. They also found 12 grams of synthetic marijuana, known as “K2”.
The couple is facing felony drug charges and charges of endangering the welfare of two children who live at the home.
Last year, Governor Jack Markell issued an executive order banning the synthetic drugs following the death of a New Castle County Police officer, who was stabbed by a man who may have been high on Bath Salts. In January, state lawmakers quickly followed up on Markell’s executive order, passing a bill that outlaws the synthetic drugs.