Warehouse at center of K2 controversy no longer facing charges

OSKALOOSA, Kan. | The Jefferson County Attorney's office has dismissed all criminal charges against the owner of a warehouse that was part of a controversy over synthetic marijuana.

Jonathan Sloan of Lawrence had been charged with eight felony drug offenses, including the unlawful manufacture and distribution of controlled substances.

He owned Bouncing Bear Botanicals in Oskaloosa. That company supplied herbal products to Sacred Journey, a Lawrence business that sold K2, a substance that mimics the effects of marijuana.

Federal, state and local authorities raided both businesses in February as part of a crackdown on K2.

Jefferson County Attorney Caleb Stegall says the investigation continues and he would refile charges if they are warranted.