Police in Ohio arrested a Long Island man and two other New Yorkers this week for carrying gummy bears authorities said were laced with hallucinogenic drugs.
The three suspects were identified as Michal Nemcok, 23, of Selden, 26-year-old Arkady Koroshikh of Brooklyn and 22-year-old Eric Kenny, from the Village of Chester in Orange County.
Mentor Police officials said Kenny was pulled over for speeding Tuesday, when one of the officers suspected him of driving drunk.
Officers then searched the vehicle, uncovering home-made gummy bears and a stash of drugs, including marijuana, LSD, prescription anxiety pills and MDPV, commonly known as “bath salts.”
They also said they found two pipes, four digital scales and two hand grinders.
Police suspect that the trio was using the powders and molds to lace the drugs into gummy bears.
They were charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of dangerous drugs without prescriptions and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The drugs were reportedly tested and verified.
Kenny was additionally charged with speeding, operating under the influence and a traffic violation. Koroshikh was charged with wrongful entrustment because Kenny was driving his car, and Nemcok was also charged with possession of marijuana.
All three appeared in Mentor Municipal Court on Wednesday, when Judge John Trebets set bail for Koroshikh and Nemcok at $100,000 and $105,500 fro Kenny.
As of Friday evening, they were being held at the Lake County jail. They are due back in court June 28.