Two Rome men charged with selling/possessing banned synthetic drugs

Rome Police charged two men with violation of the Rome Synthetic Drug Law on Friday. Police say the first man was charged after police responded to a call at the Exit 420 store on North James Street in Rome, and discovered a large amount of synthetic drugs. Police seized the drugs and charged the owner, Muhammad Ali, 22, with Possession of Synthetic Drugs and also Sale of Synthetic Drugs.

Police also responded to the Country Farms store on 916 Floyd Ave. in Rome and discovered the owner, Vipul Patel,39, in possession of a box of synthetic drugs. Police say the drugs were seized and Patel was charged with one count of Possession of Synthetic Drugs.

Both men were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in court on May 1.