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DA: Accused spice seller led conspiracy

Prosecutors say a man accused of leading a conspiracy to distribute "spice" also made his living by selling the drug.
Hawkins County man arrested after pretending to be a chicken, taking synthetic drug

- 4 months earlier @ wate.com: Hawkins County deputies arrested a man they say was on a synthetic drug called "gravel" and pretending to be a chicken on Monday evening.

Man To Plead Guilty In Synthetic Drug Death Case

- 1 month earlier @ minnesota.cbslocal.com: FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Texas man accused of leading a conspiracy to import and sell chemicals used to make synthetic hallucinogenic drugs that led to the overdose deaths of two teenagers in the Grand Forks area says he will plead guilty. Charles Carlton ...

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First Synthetic Yeast Chromosome Paves Way for Designer Genomes

Researchers took tiny snippets of man-made DNA and joined them together to create a synthetic version of a chromosome, the structure that contains DNA inside cells, from brewer's yeast. The ability to create such chromosomes is a major step for the field of synthetic biology, which aims to engineer microbes to produce useful products. "For me, one of most exciting aspects is the fact that we've ...

Synthetic DNA advance is hailed

Scientists have created the first synthetic chromosome for yeast in a landmark achievement for biological engineering.

Metro Police Padlock Business For Synthetic Drug Sales

Police padlocked a business in Nashville on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into synthetic drug sales.

Gloucester working on synthetic marijuana ban

As other parts of the state are gearing up to grow and distribute medicinal marijuana, Gloucester is moving to keep synthetic marijuana off the shelves. City Council President Paul McGeary has teamed up with Healthy Gloucester Collaborative and other

Colombia captures synthetic-drug distributing tsar

Bogota, March 27 (IANS) Colombian police authorities announced Wednesday they had captured Hector Alonso Castro, believed to be the country's largest distributor of synthetic drugs, the media reported. Hector Alonso Castro, leader of a vast criminal gang known as Los Urabenos, was the main marketer of 2CB, a psychedelic drug commonly known as "pink cocaine", which is highly addictive and sells ...

Lafayette business owner accused of selling synthetic pot

Today, a Lafayette business owner accused of manufacturing synthetic marijuana at a residence in Franklin and selling the drug at an aromatherapy store in Lafayette turned himself in to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office police say. On Monday, the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force concluded an investigation into a local business which had been reported for selling synthetic cannabinoids ...

Carroll County proposes ban on synthetic drugs

Joining local municipalities and cities around the state, Carroll County commissioners are looking to prohibit the sale and possession of synthetic drugs in the county.        

SOON HAVE A TOUGHER TIME GETTING..

Bill takes aim at synthetics by tackling all non-FDA-approved drugs that mimic

MINNEAPOLIS — Makers of synthetic drugs may soon have a tougher time getting their products to the marketplace in Minnesota. A bipartisan bill would ban any inhaled or ingested drug that isn't approved by the FDA, and that causes an effect like the ...

Solution To Minn. Synthetic-Drug Plague?

CBS Local: ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Makers of synthetic drugs may soon have a tougher time getting their products to the marketplace in Minnesota. A bipartisan bill would ban any inhaled or ingested drug that isn't approved by the FDA, and that causes an effect ...

Bill takes aim at synthetics by tackling all non-FDA-approved drugs that mimic worst drugs

MINNEAPOLIS — Makers of synthetic drugs may soon have a tougher time getting their products to the marketplace in Minnesota.

SYNTHETIC DRUG CALLED GRAVEL..

5 facing charges related to synthetic drug called gravel

WBIR-TV: The search for a Hawkins County man lead to the arrest of six people on drug charges, and the confiscation of a form of synthetic drug called gravel. According to the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department, deputies went to a property on Ramey Town Road ...

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Sherwood teens OD on synthetic drug '25i'

kgw.com: SHERWOOD, Ore. – Authorities in Sherwood arrested a teen after two teenage girls overdosed from an illicit synthetic hallucinogen called “25i,” deputies said. Experts warned of the drug's potential damaging effects. It all started around 5 p.m. Friday ...

Teen arrested in Sherwood after girls OD on synthetic drug '25i'

kgw.com: He was not cooperative and left the scene, Thompson said. The girls were taken to the hospital where they told a deputy they had taken the drug “25i,” an illicit synthetic hallucinogen that can have severe side effects, including seizures. More: DEA ...

Teen arrested in Sherwood after girls OD on synthetic drug '25i'

SHERWOOD, Ore. – Authorities in Sherwood arrested a teen after two teenage girls overdosed from an illicit synthetic hallucinogen called “25i,” deputies said. It all started around 5 p.m. Friday when an off-duty deputy spotted a 16-year-old girl having a seizure on the side of the road on Southwest Woodhaven Drive, said Sgt. David Thompson with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy ...

SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA..

Bill Would Increase Penalties for Synthetic Drugs

SurfKY News: Each spoke of the dangers of synthetic drugs and how they're being consumed. “Recently, I was contacted by prosecutors here in Hopkins County,” said Waide. “We talked a lot about the increase in use in synthetic drugs — not just synthetic marijuana ...

Doctors Warn About Dangers and Accessibility of Synthetic Drugs

NY1: Use of synthetic or designer drugs like Molly, Spice, synthetic marijuana and K2, have been growing in popularity among teens since 2009. As more was learned about the drugs, consumption waned in 2012 and 2013. But as our health reporter Erin Billups ...

Synthetic drug dangers

KFDA: Amarillo, TX - Even after Texas state legislators tried to eradicate the use of a dangerous drug, makers of synthetic marijuana are finding ways around the law. People in our area claim it is currently being sold in Amarillo to people of any age. Right ...

Izms among newest synthetic drug trend - ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII

ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Despite the bright and colorful packaging and various names, synthetic drugs are all leafy substances sprayed with poisonous chemicals. "Izms" is the newest synthetic marijuana to hit the market. Lavisa Matthews with Impact Futures ...

13-year-old boy hallucinates, taken to hospital after using synthetic marijuana

A 13-year-old boy is the latest person to experience the dangerous effects of synthetic marijuana.

Hill AFB adds synthetic marijuana to random drug testing

The Department of Defense recently expanded its zero tolerance policy for the use of illicit drugs to include synthetic marijuana, commonly known as "spice."

Synthetic drug dangers

Amarillo, TX - Even after Texas state legislators tried to eradicate the use of a dangerous drug, makers of synthetic marijuana are finding ways around the law.

SALE OF SYNTHETIC..

Wasilla council fails to ban sale of synthetic drugs

Anchorage Daily News: WASILLA -- An effort to ban the use, possession and sale of synthetic drugs in Wasilla failed in a city council vote Monday night. Wasilla's anti-synthetic drugs measure was based on one passed unanimously last month by the Anchorage Assembly.

Four arrested in Bartow County drug sting

Four Cartersville men were arrested in Bartow County on a combination of gambling and drug charges, including the sale of synthetic marijuana.

SYNTHETIC DRUG CASE..

15th defendant in deadly multistate synthetic drug case takes plea deal

In-Forum: 15th defendant in deadly multistate synthetic drug case takes plea deal. FARGO - The last of 15 people charged in a multistate synthetic drug operation blamed for killing two teens in 2012 has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. By ...

Man Plans To Plead Guilty In Synthetic Drug Case

CBS Local: FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Texas man says he will plead guilty in a wide-ranging investigation into the synthetic drug deaths of two teens in North Dakota and Minnesota. John Polinski, of Houston, is charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute ...

Suspects in synthetic drug case indicted again

Victoria Advocate: Fourteen people were re-indicted by a grand jury Thursday - some a third time - for allegedly selling synthetic drugs at several shops throughout Victoria. The charges stem from a joint raid on the businesses April 9, 2012, by the Victoria Police ...

15th defendant in deadly multistate synthetic drug case takes plea deal

FARGO - The last of 15 people charged in a multistate synthetic drug operation blamed for killing two teens in 2012 has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

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