Jimmy Wayne Wright pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (commonly known as bath salts) In federal court in Midland onThursday.
Wright made bath salts -- which is a dangerous street drug -- and sold them at the B&L Adult Bookstore at West University Boulevard and North Mercury Avenue.
Wright was the owner of the bookstore where the drugs were sold -- and he used terms such as "pipe cleaner," "stain remover" and "plant food" to sell the drugs.
Wright was arrested on January 31, 2012 -- after Drug Enforcement Agency agents raided the B&L Adult Bookstore and found what they thought were cocaine cutting materials.
Drug Enforcement Agents say Wright was indicted on January 25, 2012. The federal indictment charged Wright with seven counts of possession and distribution of products used to cut cocaine.
At the time of the indictment agents said Wright has possessed cutting agents for cocaine since January 2007, and they believe he made some of these items -- including Inositol, Lidocaine, Mannitol and "Bolivian Rock" incense -- available for sale.
Agents also seized about $727,000 from a bank account associated with Wright at the time of the indictment, along with $300,000 cash, a $45,000 check made payable to Wright and several weapons.
Agents reportedly returned to the B&L Adult Bookstore with a search warrant on March 6th and seized several containers of various types of bath salts that Wright had displayed for sale at his business.
As of Thursday, it remains unclear if the charges on the initial indictment were dropped, as well as when Wright was indicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute Methylenedioxypyrovalerone.
In accordance with his plea agreement, Wright will likely spend 20 months in federal prison.
Wright will also forfeit the bookstore and $763,865.20 in cash to the U.S. Government.
A sentencing date has not yet been set for Wright.
The investigation was conducted by agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.