3 charged in alleged bath salts bust at Thomaston home

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 21, 2012, at 1:31 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — Following a raid on his home, a Thomaston man was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with selling the synthetic hallucinogenic drug known as bath salts, according to police.

Two other people — both on probation for previous drug violations — also were arrested at the house.

Working with Thomaston and Maine State Police, agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency raided the home of 42-year-old David Reckards at 19 West Meadow Road, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Agents seized bath salts worth about $10,000 on the street, along with packaging material, scales, needles and drug paraphernalia. Reckards was convicted in March of possessing bath salts, according to the news release.

Also arrested at the house were 32-year-old Walter Brochu of Thomaston and 25-year-old Amanda French of Rockland. Both were charged with violating probation from previous drug related convictions.

According to the release, Reckards was selling drugs from his house and police had received complaints of a large number of cars coming and going from the house day and night.

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