First Trafficking In Bath Salts Cases Indicted In Franklin County

Posted on 8/7/2012

Defendant: Mobarak And Smith

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted the first three cases involving the trafficking of bath salts in Franklin County against the following defendants: Soleiman Mobarak, DOB 11/25/82, of 1830 Solera Drive, Columbus 43229 Hasan Mobarak, DOB 12/14/83, of 4159 Rita Joanne Lane, Columbus 43230 Thomas C. Smith, DOB 5/29/55, of 3262 Drake Avenue, Groveport 43125 Counts in the indictments include Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (F-4) and Trafficking in Spice (F-5). It is alleged that between February 8th and July 25th, 2012 the store owners were selling bath salts and synthetic marijuana out of their stores. Raids were executed on The Joint, The Chamber, and The Garden, all located between 1174 and 1186 N. High Street, and S & K Market just around the corner at 127. E. 5th Street in Columbus. O’Brien stated, “These are extremely dangerous and illegal drugs that need to be removed from our stores and streets”.