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2 arrested in synthetic pot probe

A man and woman were arrested Friday after a lengthy investigation into their role in the sale of synthetic marijuana.

David Koker, 31, and Heather Bays, 22, were arrested at the home where the two lived and were charged with various drug-related offenses, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

The department’s emergency services team, vice and narcotics bureau and Chief Garry Hamilton served a search warrant at 2014 Thompson Ave. and found 3.5 ounces of synthetic marijuana, or Spice, in the couple’s bedroom, police said.

Koker was charged with four counts of dealing a look-alike drug and one count of maintaining a common nuisance, all felonies.

Bays was hit with a felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance. Another resident of the house, James Robinson, whose age was not listed, was also charged with maintaining a common nuisance.

Neighborhood Code Enforcement condemned the home because of its general condition, and Animal Care & Control took possession of three dogs and a cat.