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Arkansas suspect arrested in synthetic drug trafficking bust

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An Arkansas man wanted in connection with the nation's largest-ever synthetic drug trafficking bust has turned himself in to law enforcement. 

Essa Rawashdeh, 23, owner of Smokey's Discount Tobacco, is one of six Arkansas store owners charged in the ring for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Synthetic marijuana brands like spice and K2 were allegedly sold at each of the stores.

If convicted, the store owners could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.