'Hot Stuff and Cool Things' Owner to Remain on Home Detention
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on August 23, 2012 @ 7:35PM
Created on August 23, 2012 @ 6:15PM
The owner of the Hot Stuff and Cool Things stores that were shut down earlier this year will remain on home detention.
Federal prosecutors wanted to see 48-year-old Jeffrey Paglia back behind bars. It's alleged that he violated the terms of his home detention after testing positive for drugs earlier this month.
Under the terms of his pre trial release he could not do that.
He will stay on home detention until his trial.
Background Information: FIRST ON 5 NEWS: Federal Agents Close "Hot Stuff and Cool Things" Stores, 4 Arrested on Drug Charges
More than seventy agents converged on two businesses and multiple homes in a bi-county raid Wednesday morning. They all belong to four men arrested in connection to selling the synthetic drug commonly known as bath salts. A seven month investigation came to a peak when multiple agencies raided the Hot Stuff and Cool Things in Rosebud Plaza and its sister store, Hot Stuff, in downtown Buckhannon. "The closing of this store in Rosebud Plaza means that a major source of supply, perhaps the major source of supply of bath salts in this area, has been shut down," says United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II. The Harrison County Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force has been looking into the businesses since September after residents called complaining about the sale of bath salts. Click Here to read more.
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