Vero Beach Couple Plead Guilty To Possession Of Bath Salts And Molly

Julius and Venteria Reason pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import charge in Vero Beach.
Julius and Venteria Reason pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import charge in Vero Beach. (Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

VERO BEACH, Florida – A Vero Beach couple pleaded guilty, on Wednesday, to receiving recreational drugs such as Molly and bath salts through the mail from China.

Venteria Leanet Reason, 28, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to import charge. Her husband Julius Andrew Reason III, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to import a controlled substance.

According to investigators, for the past 1 1/2 years, the Vero Beach couple has been wiring money to chemical companies in Chinese for Molly and bath salts. They would have the designer drugs shipped to a Vero Beach post office box. Over this time frame, they have spent close to $60,000 for the drugs.

Molly is a psychoactive drug, primarily known as a designer recreational drug. It is commonly called ecstasy or (E). Its effects include heightened sensations, increased empathy, and euphoria.

Bath salts can be granules, crystals, or a white powder. While they resemble bath salts, their chemically make-up is extremely different. They are commonly taken with alcohol as the interrelation between the two has rewarding and psychostimulant effects.

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Tina Hodges moved to Sebastian with her family in 1980 and has lived in the area ever since. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years before she became a full-time travel writer. Tina joined Sebastian Daily in 2016.