Police say Ind. drug raid lands two in jail


by Claudia Coffey


Posted on August 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11)- Just days after police raided a Clarksville smoke shop, the owners are now facing drug and bribery charges.

Tyre Grinage, 29, and Ryan Sanders, 27, are out of jail tonight after police arrested them on drug and bribery charges and intimidating a police officer.

According to the police report, Grinage and Sanders were pulled over Monday near Evergreen Apartments. Officers found a green leafy substance on their shirts determined to be salvia. Inside the car, they found 12 containers of salvia, one large envelope of the substance and close to $4,000 in cash.  

Once the men were cuffed they threatened to have sex with one of the officers' wives, accused them of being homosexual and then tried to head butt one officer
"I’m not the bad guy. Right now I feel like they are the bad guys, "says Grinage.
Just last friday, police raided Happy Timez Smoke Shop. Grinage owns the store and says he was being targeted because he's black.
Police seized bath salts and cash. The Indiana legislature passed a law that went into effect July 1, making it illegal to make synthetic substances, like bath salts and salvia. Grinage says there are different types of bath salts, his sold at the shop are not illegal.

 "This is bath salts. That's like saying aersol spray is illegal," says Grinage.

"They might have bought something before the ban . They were banned before .I can’t control that," says Grinage.
 WHAS11 went to the Happy Timez Smoke Shop in Clarksville where they work today but they were not there and shelves were completely empty.