Suspicious Package Leads To Drug Arrest
KSAL Staff - Thu 10:36 AM 08/16/2012
third time within the last year that the suspect has been arrested in connection with the distribution of potpourri
A Salina man is arrested after a large amount of a synthetic drug is discovered in a package bound for Florida.
Lt. Jim Norton, Commander of the I 135 / I 70 Drug Task Force, says that an employee at UPS contacted authorities Wednesday evening after discovering a suspicious package. According to Norton, the package was not properly sealed and baggies of a green substance were visible.
Officers executed a search warrant and opened the package. They found 100 baggies containing a substance which they believe is an illegal synthetic drug sold as "potpourri". Also in the package were numerous empty baggies, digital scales, and a spoon.
Norton says that he believes that it is the illegal drug UR-144 in the baggies. The substance has been sent to a KBI lab for positive identification.
Officers arrested Somchai Ditsunon of Salina. He could face numerous felony drug charges.
Norton adds that this is the third time within the last year that Ditsunon has been arrested in connection with the distribution of potpourri.