CHEROKEE CO., NC (WRCB ) - Cherokee County, North Carolina Sheriff's Investigators busted several businesses for selling synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

Last week, the sheriff's office conducted compliance checks at several businesses. During those checks, both illegal substances were seized and sent off to be analyzed.

Store owners were given a warning and told that further sales could result in arrests.

Synthetic marijuana and bath salts became illegal in North Carolina last July