Mail order bath salts prompt DEA bust

By Juliette Laaka | Jan 31, 2013

Rockland — An Owls Head woman has been accused of receiving packages of bath salts through express mail and was arrested by Maine Drug Enforcement Agents Jan. 11 for aggravating furnishing of drugs, according to court documents.

Felicity H. Butler, 34, is on probation for previous convictions of kidnapping, assault and terrorizing in 2010. She denied violating conditions of her probation.

As of Jan. 30, she was being held at the Knox County Jail without bail.

Court documents state hypodermic needles and "evidence of drug use" were found at a Owls Head residence Butler was staying at after multiple tips to agents indicated she was involved in the sale and use of bath salts. Butler also admitted to agents to using drugs.

Butler had been receiving packages containing bath salts from "J&R Jewelry Supply" in Texas and picked them up at the Rockland Post Office, court documents state. Butler did admit to agents that she had bought a package in October, along with two other women, according to court documents.

The same day, three Maine Drug Enforcement Agents seized 22 grams of "synthetic hallucinogens" from Butler at the residence of a women Butler said was involved in the pick up and transfer of the drugs, court documents state.

Butler is on a two-year probation for her role in a 2009 kidnapping of an 18-year-old woman, where she and three others attacked and beat the victim and brought her to a Thomaston apartment where they planned to detain her for a few days, the victim told police.

She served nine months in jail for the offense, according to an earlier report.

Butler is represented by court appointed attorney Dale Lavi, and is scheduled to be in Knox County Superior Court Tuesday, Feb. 26 for a probation revocation hearing.

Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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