FRANKLIN, La. (AP) — St. Mary Parish narcotics agents arrested a Franklin man suspected of manufacturing synthetic marijuana in his Franklin home and selling the man-made cannabis at his aromatherapy store in Lafayette.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Traci Landry said in a new release received by The Advocate the investigation into 40-year-old Mark Ruffin Sr. is a joint effort of St. Mary detectives and the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Division.

Ruffin was booked Wednesday on several counts, including drug manufacturing and distribution and illegal firearms possession.

It was unclear if Ruffin has an attorney.