Charged while awaiting sentencing

Five days after he entered a guilty plea on drug dealing charges, a Warren man was arrested for possession with intent to deliver bath salts.

According to Warren County District Attorney Rob Greene, Kyle I. Arnold, 28, entered a guilty plea on Monday, Aug. 18, to one count of possession with intent to deliver and one count of criminal use of a communications facility.

Arnold had been facing three counts of possession with intent to deliver, 46 counts of illegal use of a communications facility, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and theft by deception.

As part of the plea agreement, Arnold only pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to deliver and one count of illegal use of a communications facility.

He was scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 12.

On Saturday, detectives with the Warren County Drug Task Force arrested Arnold at 204 E. Fifth Ave., Warren, on charges of possession with intent to deliver; and possession of a controlled substance.

Greene said both sets of charges were related to bath salts.

“We seized firearms, a crossbow, a grill, tools, TVs, a deer stand, and numerous other items,” Greene said. “We will file a civil forfeiture proceeding because we believe drug proceeds were used to purchase those items.”

“As promised, we’re going to take drug dealers’ stuff,” he said. “Hit them where it hurts. Make it so they’re not making a profit.”

Items determined to have been purchased with proceeds from sales of illegal drugs will be sold at public auction, Greene said.