Man enters plea in synthetic drug case

The man accused of selling synthetic drugs in the Tri-Cities agrees to a plea deal that will send him to jail and force him to pay a hefty fine.

According to federal court documents we checked, Daniel Guy Bickley pleaded guilty to two counts related to the distribution and possession of a controlled substance – in this case, "bath salts".

Bickley owned several Cloud 9 Emporiums throughout the Tri-Cities; they were retail outlets where investigators witnessed the drugs being sold. The stores were the focus of police raids a couple of years ago.

Bickley's guilty plea carries with it possible 30 years in prison and upwards of a one million dollar fine.

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