Two more jailed here for bath salts|
The local bath salt arrest tally grew by two Wednesday as Antigo police jailed a pair of men with history of drug use on suspicion they were abusing the chemical substance.
Two others were arrested for similar offenses on Tuesday.
A 28-year old Antigo man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after officers checked the report of a man sitting inside a vehicle at a Sixth Avenue parking lot. The caller advised that he “appeared to be under the influence of something.”
Officials agreed with the description, indicating that he seemed agitated and “high.” The man denied ingesting anything illegal but a subsequent investigation suggested otherwise.
According to reports, a glass pipe containing burned residue was removed from his vehicle and following his arrest, a bag containing a white powder testing positive for PVP, a known “salt,” was found in his pocket.
The second arrest came just after 9 p.m. when authorities spotted a man standing with a vehicle at the fuel pumps of a south side convenience store. He was a wanted man with a warrant authorized for his arrest for failing to make a court appearance on a pending drug count.
The suspect reportedly tried to avoid detection by driving around the building but he was stopped and taken into custody on the warrant. The officer noted that he appeared to be under the influence of something and in his pocket, police found two plastic bags including one with trace amounts of suspected bath salts. A glass pipe with burned residue, a torch head and loose pills were also found in his vehicle.
Both men are expected to make court appearances later today.