- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A New Hampshire man has been sentenced in Vermont to six years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute a synthetic drug known as bath salts.

Michael DePalma, of Plainfield, was convicted of conspiring to distribute the drug from March 2014 to June 2015. Other people convicted in the case have been sentenced from two years to six years in prison.

Court records say in 2011, DePalma located an online source for bath salts in China and imported the drug for distribution in Springfield, Vermont, and neighboring areas.

In 2015, law enforcement intercepted a package of the drug en route from China to Vermont and conducted a controlled delivery of the package at the post office in Springfield. That led to several arrests, including DePalma’s.

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