A Livingston County man has admitted to attempting to import the designer drug Alpha PVP commonly known on the street as bath salts by ordering online from an internet source in China.
41-year-old Jack Jett, of Hemlock, was arrested after a controlled delivery by law enforcement officials. He is charged with unlawful possession and importation of a controlled substance. U.S. Attorney William Hochul says in the last year alone, his office has prosecuted nine defendants involving the potentially deadly drug, seven of those defendants have been convicted. Alpha PVP has been reported to be the cause or a contributing cause of death in suicides and polydrug overdoses. Alpha PVP has also been known to cause paranoia and hallucinations.
Jett faces 20 years in prison and million dollar fine when sentenced