Lake Charles mother, son plead guilty to selling bath salts - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles mother, son plead guilty to selling bath salts

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -

A Lake Charles mother and her son have pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute illegal bath salts.

Verna Dean Oliver, 50, and Daniel Jerome Oliver, 27, pleaded before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to possession with intent to distribute methylenedioxypyrovalerone and methylone.

According to federal prosecutor Stephanie A. Finley, a package containing bath salts addressed to the pair was intercepted on June 8, 2012.

"Authorities delivered the package to the home on June 26, 2012. After observing Daniel Oliver sign for the package, they detained Daniel Oliver and Verna Oliver and searched the home," Finley said in a news release. "Various quantities of bath salts, scales and bags were found."

Oliver and her son each face up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and a minimum of three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Sentencing is set for June 26.

Assisting in the investigation were Homeland Security Investigations, the Postal Service and Lake Charles Police.

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