Police arrest pair accused of planning to sell bath salts at Lincolnville Beach

Posted June 03, 2014, at 10:15 a.m.

LINCOLNVILLE, Maine — Two Belfast residents were arrested Monday, accused of planning to sell bath salts to an undercover officer.

Alicia Kinney, 30, and Terry Lawson, 39, both of Belfast, were arrested at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of Lincolnville Beach by investigators from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

The two were nabbed as they arrived to sell APVP, also known as bath salts, to an undercover agent, according to a news release from MDEA supervisor James Pease.

Agents seized bath salts, and items used to smoke the drug, which were hidden in a child’s backpack, Pease said.

Agents later searched the residences of Kinney and Lawson and seized other smoking devices for bath salts, various prescription pills and packaging for bath salts, according to the MDEA release.

Kinney and Lawson were taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast and charged with Class B trafficking in bath salts. Kinney also was also charged with violation of bail as she was on bail for operating under the influence.

Lawson was released on $250 cash bail, and Kinney was held without bail.

Bath salts are selling for $175 to $200 for one-quarter gram in the midcoast, according to the MDEA.

 

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