updated 9/12/2007 11:21:52 PM ET 2007-09-13T03:21:52

Three people who mixed vinegar with catfish bait and tried to sell it as heroin got hooked by undercover officers.

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Authorities said the three also tried to sell fake LSD.

John Burke, director of the Greater Warren County Drug Task Force, said he didn't know what might happen if someone actually injected a bait-vinegar concoction. Authorities don't know whether anyone else bought the counterfeit drug.

"We have gotten no reports of anyone else getting them, but quite frankly the people who may have gotten them aren't likely to report it," prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said Wednesday.

William Perry, 22, of Columbus, and Rosanne Wead, 20, of Piqua, each pleaded guilty Tuesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court to a count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances. A third person, Jerry Snowden, 27, of Piqua, pleaded guilty last month to a counterfeit substance charge. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Wead was sentenced to six months in prison; Perry has not been sentenced.

Lebanon is about 25 miles north of Cincinnati.

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