HAMILTON, Ohio - Fairfield Township police said a 17-year-old girl was kept inside a closet at a business after she took illegal bath salt drugs and passed out.
Members of Fairfield Township Police Department along with the Butler County Undercover Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on Friday, Nov. 11 at a head shop called "Down on Main Street", located at 5553 Eureka Drive, just off busy Route 4.
Police said around 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, a 17-year-old female was taken to the business by her boyfriend, 19-year-old Douglas Goins, who works at the head shop. The teen was given the illegal bath salts and K2 then became dizzy and was pushed into a closet and hidden when her mother arrived, according to police. After passing out the teen remained in the closet for approximately 12 hours until a third party came to the shop around 11 p.m. and found the girl lying in a laundry basket inside the closet.
The mother was watching the business throughout the day and told police she observed a male subject carrying her daughter out of the business and put her inside a car. The mother confronted the individual and took her daughter. That person said he was going to try and determine where the teen lived and get her home, according to police.
Authorities conducted the search warrant the next day and took Goins and 66-year-old Richard Adams, the owner of the business, into custody.
Fairfield Twp Police Lt. Douglas Lanier tells 9 News, the drugs the teenager took, "can cause hallucinations and paranoia. They are very, very dangerous drugs." He went on to say the girl was very lucky she was found and recovered from the drugs she says she took.
Adams was charged with kidnapping, obstructing official business, corrupting another with drugs and endangering children. Goins was charged with obstructing official business, corrupting another with drugs and endangering children.
As of Monday evening ,both men are being held at the Butler County Jail and additional charges are pending. Goins is being held on a $55,000 bond, while Adams faces an $80,000 bond.
Police said they have received numerous complaints about the business.