Bath salts seized in South Thomaston arrest

By Staff | Feb 20, 2013

South Thomaston — Multiple law enforcement agencies arrested a man in South Thomaston Feb. 19 and seized drugs believed to be bath salts, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents, state troopers and Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Leonard D. Wells Jr., 53, of Greenbush on judicial arrest warrants from Penobscot County for burglary and violation of conditions of release.

Agents found Wells hiding out at a house in South Thomaston during a routine probation check at the residence of another person.

Wells originally gave the agents a false name as he was aware of the warrants for his arrest.

Once arrested, agents seized about 20 grams of what is believed to be bath salts from him.

Wells was taken to the Knox County Jail on the warrants and issued a summons for possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs. Wells was arrested on felony drug charges in Penobscot County Jan. 18 and posted bail.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Feb 21, 2013 08:50

Since we have heard this is only the tip of the iceberg will be glad to hear when more arrests are made. Great example of how teamwork between law enforcement is a powerful asset.

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Feb 21, 2013 07:38

Bath salts are a very dangerous epidemic here in the Mid Coast.  It is very scary to know that there is such a dangerous drug here in Knox County.  Every time I read where someone was arrested for having them, I feel relieved but not enough to not be aware that there are more on the street.  Just want the law enforcement in this community and surrounding areas to know that I do appreciate the diligence with which law enforcement is pursuing this matter.  Security at the ER now.  It's a very scary thing and many people have witnessed the results of someone who is on bath salts.

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