Three Michigan residents were sentenced Thursday for their involvement in distributing bath salts.
U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar sentenced 56-year-old Scott Bernard Will of Mass City to just over 11 years in federal prison. Will was found guilty of distributing and conspiring to distribute alpha-PVP and pentylone, also known as bath salts, in Baraga and Houghton counties.
Will had previously been jailed from June 2011 to November 2012 for selling bath salts.
According to the Department of Justice, the bath salts sold by Will were extremely powerful. Users reported saying up for days after injecting the substances, experiencing psychosis, paranoia and suicidal thoughts.
Judge Edgar noted that the users were "physically wrecked by these drugs," adding that Will was a "walking crime wave."
Also sentenced were 34-year-old Derrick John Guzek of Mass City and 31-year-old Kristen Ellen Bergeron of Pelkie, Michigan. Both pled guilty and testified for the government leading to lighter sentences. Guzek received 16 months in prison, while Bergeron received 18 months.