Third Drug Bust in Two Months in Harrisonburg

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

Now deputies and police officers are investigating whether a man died by overdosing on bath salts that may have been bought from that store.

Pamela's Secret is an adult store on South Main St in Harrisonburg and it is also the location of the third drug bust in less than two months in Harrisonburg.

All three drug busts had one thing in common, selling synthetic drugs illegally.

Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said the bath salts drug problem is on the rise in the Valley.

"One leads to another, and we're going to continue to track all these leads and eliminate bath salts. Anyone selling them illegally, we're going to actively pursue those people," said Sheriff Hutcheson.

The R.U.S.H. Drug Task Force raided Pamela's Secret just last week for synthetic drugs.

Hutcheson said they seized more than 500 grams of bath salts and more than a 1,000 grams of spice.

This may sound all too familiar.

Two similar drug busts happened at gas stations in the last couple months in Harrisonburg.

Director of the Valley Family Forum Dean Welty said it was good to see law enforcement working hard to stop this dangerous trend.

"I am so grateful that our police department, our sheriff's department and our Commonwealth's Attorney are acting quickly to enforce the law against these illegal operations because other communities will be encouraged to do the same thing," said Welty.

Sheriff Hutcheson said his office is working hard to keep people safe.

"And they're even labeled 'not for human consumption' but the way they're being sold is to solicit human consumption,” said Sheriff Hutcheson. “That's what they're trying to do. That's what's being done and that's why we have to stop it because it's a very bad thing, it puts people out of their minds."'

Hutcheson said they are now investigating the death of a man who overdosed on bath salts.

He said they are trying to see whether there's a connection with buying those drugs at this store.

Hutcheson said the man who died from that overdose was from Timberville. He also said charges are pending and that the investigation is still active.


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