Police: Man Arrested for Having Bath Salts, Selling Heroin

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/01 2014 12:34PM

Updated 04/01 2014 12:36PM

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. - A man was arrested after police say he sold heroin from a controlled drug purchase in October 2013. 

Martin Gonyea, 27, of Springfield, Vt., is being charged with sale of heroin and possession of a stimulant drug (bath salts). 

During a search prior to the arrest of Gonyea, police say, they found a small amount of crystal/white powder in a baggie in his waistband. The powder was sent to the Vermont Forensic lab and the results found the crystal/white powder contained a-Pyrrolindinopentiophenone (a-PVP). 

Police say a-PVP is a stimulant drug that is found an ingredient in bath salts. 

Gonyea is scheduled to appear in court in May. 

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