A Herrin store owner was arrested yesterday for allegedly selling bath salts in his store. Despite the arrest, Karen Dobner, with For the Maximus Foundation in Aurora, says Illinois has made major progress in tackling the issue.
Dobner’s son died after smoking synthetic marijuana for the first last June. She’s since spearheaded a campaign to make synthetic drugs illegal. Her efforts have proven successful in Illinois and soon, even on the federal level. Thousands of packages of drugs have been removed from store shelves in Illinois. And a new bill which will make synthetic marijuana illegal sits on President Obama’s desk. As for the store owner in Herrin, he’s charged with delivery of a look-alike substance and possession of a controlled substance. He’s being held at the Williamson County Jail.