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Federal and state law enforcement officials in Pennsylvania are announcing the arrests of over a dozen Bradford County and New York State residents in connection with investigations into the dealing and use of the synthetic narcotic commonly known as ‘Bath Salts.’

The U-S department of Justice announced the indictment December 10th of six Bradford County residents and residents of Elmira and Cooper Plains on charges of importing and distributing Methydone and Alpha-PVP.

Pennsylvania State Police say they arrested six Towanda residents Tuesday in a Bath Salts investigation.

Under the federal indictment, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says the maximum sentence is a term of 20 years in prison followed by a term of parole. 

The subjects named in the indictment are 38 year old Seth Barns of Milan, 45 year old Brad Brown, formerly of Towanda, 39 year old Corey bobbins, formerly of Rome, 48 year old April Fuller of Monroeton, 26 year old Robert Howe of Elmira, 48 year old Patrick Russell of LeRaysville, 55 year old Kenneth Rider of Monroeton and 41 Chris Thompson of Cooper Plains.

The Towanda residents arrested Tuesday are Kelly Place, Brian Hennessy, Gary Joslyn, Robert Bump, Kaleb Whyte and Jennifer Devine.