SUGAR LAND, Texas - Police raided a Sugar Land home looking for illegal narcotics, and they found them, investigators said.
Sugar Land police said 700 vials of illegal bath salts and 100 pounds of synthetic marijuana were found in a home in the 1700 block of Coles Farm on Thursday.
Investigators said the street value of the drugs was about $500,000.
"They had boxes out of the garage," neighbor Mark Vaudagna said. "They were all over the driveway and they were going through it."
The renter of the home, Saleem Boghani, 51, was charged with a first-degree felony.
Detectives said Boghani may have used his local business to help move the drugs.
"We know that this man has a gas station in Angleton and we believe that he was distributing these products both for his businesses and also businesses throughout the Houston area," Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph said.
It has been illegal to possess bath salts and synthetic marijuana in Texas since September. Police said the products produced a feeling like being on cocaine and methamphetamines and were sold in convenience stores.
The synthetic marijuana found at the home is being tested. Police said that when those results come back, more charges could be filed.
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