CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- Two employees of north-central West Virginia shops have been sentenced on charges stemming from the sale of illegal bath salts.
Thirty-one-year-old Jeremia James Phillips and 41-year-old Derrick Lee Calip had each pleaded guilty in November 2012 to a drug conspiracy charge.
Media outlets report that both Clarksburg residents were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg.
Both were indicted in April 2012 when authorities shut down their employer's "Hot Stuff and Cool Things" stores in Buckhannon and Clarksburg. Prosecutors say the stores were a major source of bath salts in the region.
The stores' owner, John Paglia of Clarksburg, is scheduled to be sentenced in July.
Another co-defendant, John Skruck, failed to show up for his trial in May. An arrest warrant has been issued.