A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with the sale of look-alike drugs at an Angola business, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.
Richard Newsome, who has addresses in Angola and Coldwater, Mich., was charged with two counts of felony dealing in a look-alike synthetic cannabinoid, the sheriff’s department said.
Newsome was being held in the county jail without bail.
According to police, Community Corrections surveillance officers checking on an offender thought they saw illegal substances at Addikted 2 Ink at 1601 N. Wayne St.
Those officers notified county narcotics deputies, and undercover agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Indiana Multi-Agency Group Enforcement Drug Task Force bought the synthetic drugs inside the store.
Angola police got a warrant, which was served at the business Thursday morning, police said. Narcotics items and paraphernalia were recovered.
The case remains under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, police said.