WATERVILLE — Maine drug agents say a 26-year-old man faces drug-trafficking charges in connection with the seizure of 2 ½ pounds of the synthetic mind-altering drug known as “bath salts.”

Travis Griffin of Thomaston was charged Tuesday after agents found a pound of bath salts in a vehicle that had been impounded by Waterville police on Nov. 19. Griffin was a passenger in the vehicle when police found 4 ounces of the drug following a traffic stop.

Officials tell the Morning Sentinel that a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered more bath salts hidden inside a game console. Drug agents also found another 1 ½ pounds of bath salts in a vacant house in Thomaston owned by Griffin’s family. Police say the drugs had a street value of $170,000.