Accused bath salts supplier in more trouble – Accused?, I thought he was caught red handed!.

MANSFIELD — An Ontario man suspected of being the area’s main supplier of bath salts is accused of hiring someone to beat up an informant.

Ahmad Fares, 26, was arrested this week on a charge of conspiracy to commit felonious assault after an investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol.

“He was basically paying someone to inflict bodily harm to an inmate that was locked up at a correctional facility,” Lt. Mike Kemmer said. “We were able to intercept phone calls related to that.”

Fares is in the Richland County Jail after having his bond revoked. The new charge is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to three years in prison.

Kemmer declined to release the name of the prison to protect the potential victim’s identity. The highway patrol handles investigations involving state agencies.

Kemmer said no one else has been charged. Investigators said they have a suspected middle man who was arranging to get the payment money inside the prison, but have not identified the person who was supposed to assault the inmate.

“We’re still in the investigation part,” Kemmer said.

Fares was indicted in April on a charge of possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification. If convicted, he could get eight years in prison for the second-degree felony.

The METRICH Enforcement Unit reported seizing 5,300 containers of bath salts with a street value of $212,000 from Fares on Nov. 4. Authorities confiscated his 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, reportedly worth $70,000.

Police did not immediately arrest Fares because of other ongoing investigations.

Before the seizure, the police department’s crime lab processed more than 60 samples of bath salts that contained MDPV. Since the seizure, the cases have dwindled to almost none.

MDPV is a synthetic drug with side effects that include severe hallucinations and paranoia. The drugs caused major headaches for area law enforcement.

Before bath salts were banned, Fares sold them at his store, the Lexington Avenue Drive-Thru.

In April 2011, someone broke into the store and stole bath salts worth about $2,000. Fares made news again later that month when he shot an armed suspect in a botched robbery attempt at his convenience store. He was not charged in that incident.

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  7. buckeyesyd says:

    As of 6/23 – the MNJ reports only 20 comments – lol, it looks like many are getting blocked – this looks like more then 2o!

    Phil Sydnor · Top commenter · School of Hard Knocks
    I think IF you waterboard this terrorist that you may find he has had help from someone here who has professional courtesy or immunity. We all know you can’t have an elaborate system like this without someone on the inside helping. It’s called the “circle” here in Mansfield. I just find it funny the paper says accused when he was caught red handed – lol!, are they indicating here as a help to the defense that this man was setup?

    Clydesdale Del · Top commenter · Muskingum University
    Is this creep an American citizen? If he isn’t then deport him (after he’s served a long sentence in prison).
    If he IS a citizen, then it is time to take a close look at his domestic sponsor(s) and THEIR affiliations. Nothing happens in a vaccuum.

    Phil Sydnor · Top commenter · School of Hard Knocks
    You’ve got that right CD!

    Sean A. Vincent · Top commenter · Ashland University
    I remember the last time this guy was in the news, and the folks who are spelling and grammatically challenged defended him, proclaiming him an overall good guy. The fact that this guy is able to facilitate a crime within a prison should be enough for Fared’s staunchest supporters to pause and rethink their relationship with him, if for no other reason than to contemplate how their friendship with the accused reflects upon themselves.

    Shannon Fowler · University of Pheonix Online
    nicely said Sean….couldn’t agree with you more. From my personal views these people are just mad because their drug dealer is in trouble. Anyone with a right mind wouldn’t want someone who sells drugs out on the street. if someone is dirty enough to do something illegal like sell drugs then they will be dirty enough to “stab anyone in the back” because when it all comes down to it, drug dealers only care about themselves.

    Maria Ortasic · Top commenter · Ashland, Ohio
    I think it’s their version of “ebonics” Sean.

    Jessica Simpson · SubscribeSubscribed · Mansfield Senior
    First off none of y’all know this man. And none of y’all know where he is from. So to say that he needs to be shipped back to where he came from is just wrong. You are reading the paper and judging him by what is said. He never forsed anybody to do bathsalt just like nobody forsed crack heads to do crack. Don’t pree judge ppl by wat is said in the paper. I’m just saying everybody has their own opinion

    Roger Brokaw Oh yeah he is a great guy sells illegal drugs to people, lets praise him for his hard work.

    Jessica Simpson · SubscribeSubscribed · Mansfield Senior
    Never said that but ok just sayn don’t judge. Don’t you guys act like your saints cause nobody is perfect let the system deal with wats going on.

    China Shoulders · Works at StarTek
    IGNORANT since when do y’all know what goes on in peoples lives YALL are far from perfect n clearly have no room to judge him or say stuff like send him back. Who the hell do yall think y’all are to judge and think yall better then anyone. Smh urks

    China Shoulders · Works at StarTek
    Me* no one put a gun to the dummies who want to continue to do this stuff after all thee affects. No one said what he did was right but dontact like y’all are better

    Shannon Fowler · University of Pheonix Online
    the only thing I can agree with u on Jessica is no one is perfect we all make bad choices now and again. In my opinion the person that sells drugs are just as bad as the people who do them. He may not of forced anyone to take the drugs but he made it easier for them to get ahold of.
    Obviously he didn’t care if the people he sold them to got hurt or even lost their life from the drug, and obviously he if childrens lives are at risk by selling drugs. If he isn’t taking the drugs he is selling then there must be a reason and if it is to make money then go get jobs like the rest of us! In my opinion all of the drug dealers and users need to be shipped out of here and lost at sea…these people are ruining our communities and the lives of our children. Its time we stop them!

    Nick Burdett · Mansfield Senior High School
    i hope he beats the case

    Anthony Hammondlet the system deal with it??? The system is FUGGGED UP!!

    Wanita Carroll Lambert · Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Adult Education

    Jessica Simpson that is the problem the system does nothing to them wake up

    Dennis Boyce · Shift Supervisor at Pittsburg Glass Works (PGW)
    This is a Terroist thru and thru. He may not be using IED’s but terroist non the less. Wake up people!!

    Rhonda Bays Hang his ass in front the town

    Libby Traxler · Columbus State Community College
    I say we should make him take several packets of the bath salts and post it on YouTube. We don’t need people like this in our society.

    Anthony Hammond The attacks in Florida really aren’t helping this lil fake gangster… anyways you don’t have to be a dopeboy to have money/nice things, ( attire, cars, homes, etc) just a little education, persistance, hardwork and a good ambitious attitude will take you a long way in this world… To the women that are supporting this drug dealer, you all should be ashamed of yourselves and raise your children (because I know you have some) to not be this way… In reality this guy doesn’t need to sell drugs, his parents/grandparents/relatives are very wealthy… if he really was a good person that you females and lone white bouncer down at the bottom of this thread admires, then he would be doing positive things and would be making good investments

    Levi Reeder · Top commenter · CNC Laser Operator at Voisard
    i never said i admire him i just said dont believe everything you read and hear a few months ago the race war almost started over a kid getting shot in florida after all the bs it was proven that it wasnt a murder so to say hang, deport, beat a man cause the mnj and the cops of mansfield ( who dont forget lost a cop to this ) ( maynard ) because of this dont think mpd arnt guna try to add detais to the story.

    Wanita Carroll Lambert · Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Adult Education
    He don’t belong here ship him to where he belongs on a boat with a whole in the bottom. if he is a citizen he needs to finish is life in the pen for the rest of his life. Men like this are killing people by selling that crap.

    Cyndie Noblet Cooper · Lexington High School
    I agree…

    Mark Wetzel · Top commenter · Ontario High School
    I hope this scum rots in jail. Worthless POS.

    Marty Yadon · Wellington, Ohio
    I still don’t get the bath salt thing. Do you smoke it or snort it or just soak in it?

    Mark Wetzel · Top commenter · Ontario High School
    LOL Marty, you smoke it.

    Bryan Bloom · Pipe Fitter at Matrix Service
    Why is this persons business still open??? Why doesn’t the city yank his busuness license and close it down.I just don’t get it.

    Mark Wetzel · Top commenter · Ontario High School
    I agree Bryan

    Wanda Carroll Boyce · Top Commenter · Madison High School
    What do they keep letting him out of jail? He needs to be in prison not out on the streets.

    Wanita Carroll Lambert · Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Adult Education
    they let him out because our system in mansfield sucks

    Jenny Au Carroll · Madison High School
    yea I kinda feel that way about the ones that broke into houses last week and got caught also !!!!! They neeed to be put behind bars also !!! I feel so sorry for the young kids growing up nowdays it’s hard telling what this world is going to be like

    Wanda Carroll Boyce · Top Commenter · Madison High School
    Jenny the thing about the kids today is they are watching their parents do this crap. I know of a couple of people who’s kids don’t have a chance because of their parents.

    Jen Weikle · North Central State College
    Wanda Carroll Boyce amen to that

    Steven W Ross · Mansfield Senior
    give them road to hang them selves like he did!

    Jenny Au Carroll · Madison High School
    Yea Wanda your right about that also !!! It is just a scary thought about what it is going to be like in years to come , I am so thankful that my kids are raised !!!

    Wanita Carroll Lambert · Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Adult Education
    not all kids see what the parents do some have enough since to do it when kids are not present. and if it’s pot it’s better than drinking

    Phil Sydnor · Top Commenter · School of Hard Knocks
    @ Wanda, if you know something, do something about it!. Turning a blind eye is why we have these problems. Why are folks turning a blind eye?, the system is CORRUPT and MANY like yourself have already given up, thats why!. Mansfielders are stupid, and their report card proves it!.

    Maria Ortasic · Top Commenter · Ashland, Ohio
    seriously? “some” of ya’ll need to lurn to speell!!

    Maria Ortasic · Top Commenter · Ashland, Ohio
    wait, my bad it’s “y’all”

    Maria Ortasic · Top Commenter · Ashland, Ohio
    or maybe it’s “yall” hell, i don’t even know now which it is.. y’all, ya’ll or yall? lmao

    Mindy Utz · Top Commenter
    Maria Ortasic It’s “you’uns”.

    Maria Ortasic · Top Commenter · Ashland, Ohio
    Mindy Utz OHHHH but are you sure it’s not “you’ins” or “y’allins” lmao

    Jackie Champion · SubscribeSubscribed · Works at PowerPuffMom
    learn to spell

    Mindy Utz · Top Commenter
    Jackie? Who are you talking to?

    Tim Tugowski Learn to smell ??

    Jackie Champion · SubscribeSubscribed · Works at PowerPuffMom
    It does not matter if he is from Akron or Al’Quaida! He is bad for selling DRUGS!!! Hello wake up sheeple!I agree that he does not force people to do drugs,however he supplies them!And this is good how?I am all for him taking down another thief!But Mansfield does NOT need FACE EATING ZOMBIES!So MPD did do a good thing getting the junk off the streets!MNJ of course is blowing the story out of proportion thanks to the embellishment of the MPD.I know MNJ is GUILTY of that from personal experience.But DRUGS ARE BAD KIDS! DON’T DO DRUGS! M’KAY?!?! And for DOG’S sake Y’all need to stop being deport happy racists! We already know he will buy his way out because that’s how our system works.I just hope he stays away from the BS selling.ZOMBIES ARE SCARY! Oh and KARMA is a Biotch.Blessed Be!

    Ron Dillon · Top Commenter · St. Peter’s High School
    Why not tie him down and give him some of his own salts!

    Levi Reeder · Top Commenter · CNC Laser Operator at Voisard
    i love how the first thing anyone has to say is i heis legal, noone said anything the whole time his drie thr was open or he time he shot the guy robbin him, i rememeber when that story broke everyone was saying how it was about time we thinned the theifs in mnasfield, and now because mnj and the oh so honest mpd are reporting stuff letsall jump on the band wagon and hang him. this dude is a very respectfull guy and never had a problem ever with him when i was a bouncer.
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    Heather CaldwellHE IS A US CITIZEN TO THOSE STUPID PEOPLE THAT KEEP SAYING SEND HIM BACK TO HIS COUNTRY THIS IS HIS COUNTRY HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN AKRON HIS PARENTS ARE US CITIZENS SO FOR YOUR 411!!!! I HOPE YOU BEAT THIS CASE!!! FREE FARES

    Wanita Carroll Lambert · Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Adult Education
    just because he’s an us citizen i still hope he does not beat this case

    Bob Jones · Mansfield, Ohio
    citizen or not he is a menace to society and should be dealt with accordingly

    Mindy Utz · Top Commenter
    Heather…I pray you do not breed.

    Ahmed Husein · Owner-Operator at Magics mart and drive thru
    lol ignorant ass people dont speak what you dont know!!

    Wanita Carroll Lambert · Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Adult Education
    not ignorant this is a drug and it’s needs to be stopped. who is he to get away with selling this crap and driving around in a 70,000 dollar car. i don’t know any working people that can afford a car like that

    Heather Caldwell The majority of people on here commenting don’t even know ahmad. My husband and I have known him since he opened the drivethru and he doesn’t deserve to have his name bashed like this. Bet they wouldnt say it to his face.

    Paige Lovelace · SubscribeSubscribed · Top Commenter · Shelby Senior High, Shelby, OH
    I would say it to his face that he is nothing more then a low life drug dealer who should not be allowed to be doing what he is doing. I am sorry but I don’t need people around me going nuts because he is selling bath salts to people who should know better. He should be in jail and not in the streets selling this awful stuff. I hope justice is done for the people he got messed up on bath salts. He deserves nothing less then a lot of jail time.

    Charity Getlikeme · Works at STNA
    Here yu go with the racist BS again news journal should ban yu from here

    Phil Sydnor · Top Commenter · School of Hard Knocks
    I’m not a racist, but I have been banned – why?, because I teach against how our perverted justice system is NOT working for the everyday citizen who gets up, straps on their boots, and goes to work!. It’s all about the entitlements, what they can take from those who work hard every day.

    Richard Burton · Mansfield, Ohio
    Oh one last thing…Deport him? Shouldn’t we deport every last person with european blood ties? Look at what we did to Native -Americans, Hispanic, as well as African-Americans. But Deport his ass after we hang him!!! Morons sound like you’ve been using bath salts

    Heather CaldwellTHE ONLY POINT YOU HAVE MINDY IS THE ONE THATS IN YOUR MOUTH ATTACHED TO A SET OF BALLS LMMAO IF YOU COULD EVEN GET THAT LUCKY…HOW ILD ARE YOU??? FROM THE LOOKS OF THE T-SHIRT AND THAT RICK JAMES HAIR CUT YOUR STILL STUCK IN THE 90’S WAKE UP GROW UP AND GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Shannon Fowler · University of Pheonix Online
    Did u seriously just post this?!? from the looks or your FB pic u already have kids and I feel sorry that their mother is wanting a drug dealer out on the street….poor kids.. Heather how about u grow up, think about how drug dealers could harm your child and think about the language you use on here not everyone that reads these post are adults. From the looks of ur post I would estimate your age as maybe 10.

    Mindy Utz · Top Commenter
    Again, Thanks for proving my point, Heather. I feel sorry for your children. How very sad. I am embarrassed for you.

    Mindy Utz · Top Commenter
    Shannon Fowler I agree. Heather will be the first to go on a rant when one of her kids gets a hold of those bath salts and harms someone. She will be blaming everyone but her own child. This is the ignorance I was referring to. It is astounding. I’m not sure whether to laugh at her or just say a prayer for her.

    Shannon Fowler · University of Pheonix Online
    I would say a prayer for her children, cuz from the sounds of her posts they really need it. Why would any mother want this person free? even if he is a US citizen they should still deport him…get him out of here! we don’t need anymore faces eaten.

    Mindy Utz · Top Commenter
    Yikes! She allows her children around this guy. Maybe CSB should be called in on this one. lol @ mom of the year. No doubt, Al Schnetzer!!

    Mindy Utz · Top Commenter
    Sorry, I have to block her. Her rants give me a headache. Hahaha

    Paige Lovelace · SubscribeSubscribed · Top Commenter · Shelby Senior High, Shelby, OH
    I feel very sorry for you. Mindy is a smart intelligent woman unlike you and she has very good points to make. I feel sorry for you!

    You can see or NOT see them here – lol! , just say NO to CENSORSHIP!
    http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/comments/article/20120622/NEWS01/206220310/Accused-bath-salts-supplier-more-trouble

  8. buckeyesyd says:

    Clydesdale Del · Top Commenter · Muskingum University
    Is this creep an American citizen? If he isn’t then deport him (after he’s served a long sentence in prison).

    If he IS a citizen, then it is time to take a close look at his domestic sponsor(s) and THEIR affiliations. Nothing happens in a vaccuum.

  9. buckeyesyd says:

    Phil Sydnor · Top commenter · School of Hard Knocks
    I think IF you waterboard this terrorist that you may find he has had help from someone here who has professional courtesy or immunity. We all know you can’t have an elaborate system like this without someone on the inside helping. It’s called the “circle” here in Mansfield. I just find it funny the paper says accused when he was caught red handed – lol!, are they indicating here as a help to the defense that this man was setup?

    • buckeyesyd says:

      I didn’t realize however that it was still legal to intercept phone calls?. I suspect if they don’t find a tie to the inside where this threat was directed that this man can get off on a bogus claim. I think they should stick to what they have and NOT blow this!, they should have enough already to send him away for a long time. That is, unless he goes before the MOST OVERTURNED JUDGE IN OHIO. Please make sure he gets Henson, he’s our man for this case and is NOT known for making deals!

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