LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Six people have been accused of distributing synthetic narcotics in a north-central Arkansas town.
Christopher Hogan, Zachary Cordell and Eric Harlow made federal court appearances Tuesday, and Hogan's wife, Angelique Hogan and son Kristian Hogan, are to appear for arraignment later this week.
Prosecutors say a grand jury indicted all six July 11 on a conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance charge and other counts. They allegedly distributed "bath salts," a street name for Methylone, Pentedrone and MDPV.
Officials say the substances mimic the effects of methamphetamine and Ecstacy.
Authorities allege Christopher Hogan was out on bond in a state bath salts distribution case when they intercepted a package from China addressed to Hogan that contained Methylone.
Attorneys for Allen, Cordell and Harlow didn't immediately return phone messages seeking comment.
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