Bath salts case upheld by grand jury
A man who was among one of the first in the state to be arrested for possession of “bath salts” in late February was indicted by the September grand jury on drug charges.
David Clark Agar, 23, with a listed address in Robertsdale, was indicted for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime and second-degree possession of marijuana.
Agar was originally arrested on February 26 by officers with the Red Bay Police Department after he was overhead at a local business talking about a drug deal.
Once officers ran his license plate, they discovered he had an outstanding warrant out of Baldwin County for first-degree possession of marijuana.
When Agar was arrested on the outstanding felony warrant, officers discovered large quantities of “spice,” which is a synthetic marijuana that is illegal in Alabama.
After the RBPD K-9 unit was called in to locate additional drugs, Agar gave consent for officers to search his vehicle where officers discovered large quantities of methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV or “bath salts”) and drug paraphernalia.
At the time of the arrest, bath salts had been outlawed in the state the week before due to the danger it posed to the community.
Agar’s case is scheduled for a arraignment at the end of the month.