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Two indicted as result of Belmont County synthetic drug raid

Updated: Thursday, July 10 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio – The owners of two local businesses declared nuisances by Ohio's governor for selling synthetic marijuana were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday.
The two businesses in question are the Shadyside Party Center and Bob's Cheap Smokes in St. Clairsville.
On Thursday, both then-owners appeared in a Belmont County courtroom to face their arraignment following separate indictments.
First, Robert Grimmett, of Bob's Cheap Smokes, appeared. He’s now indicted by a grand jury for a charge of aggravated possession of drugs with forfeiture specification. A status conference is set for Aug. 1 in the case.
Stacey Heathcote McCabe, of the Shadyside Party Center, also appeared for her charges -- two counts of aggravated trafficking with four specifications for forfeiture of money/property and another charge of aggravated possession of drugs with specifications of major drug offender and two more for forfeiture of money/property.
These indictments come on the heels of state and national warnings regarding synthetic drugs. Law enforcement and lawmakers alike, have dubbed them a very dangerous, new problem.
The Martins Ferry and Bridgeport Party Centers were also included in this giant raid. In Martins Ferry, at Fred's Party Center, city council voted not to renew the business’s license to sell alcohol after an undercover buy in February 2013 yielded synthetic marijuana.

Two indicted as result of Belmont County synthetic drug raid


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