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6 new synthetic drugs banned in Florida

WEAR: Synthetic drugs are substances that mimic the effects of drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. But the chemical compounds are slightly different, making it easier in the past for manufacturers to go around drug laws and sell the products.

FOX Files: Synthetic drug dealer may finally be out of business

fox2now.com: ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Feds are seizing millions of dollars from synthetic drug dealers first exposed by the Fox Files years ago. Investigator Chris Hayes first told you about Pam Tabatt almost four years ago. Now, she may finally be out of business.

MCSO warns of dangerous new synthetic drug

Your Houston News: The investigation has uncovered a new drug threat in the community in the form of synthetic hallucinogens commonly referred to as N-bomb. These include 251-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe, which is a derivative of phenethylamine. Extremely small amounts of these ...

Synthetic receptor recognises entire drug family

Chemistry World: Crime fighters could soon have a new method to detect illegal drugs thanks to researchers in Italy. The team has succeeded in grafting an artificial receptor – capable of identifying a whole family of methamphetamine drugs rather than just one – onto a ...

Scott Signs Bill Targeting Synthetic Drugs

NorthEscambia.com: Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a bill that is the latest chapter in the state's effort to curb the sale and use of synthetic drugs. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Clay Ingram, adds six new synthetic drugs to criminal drug laws. With Attorney General Pam ...

Woman accused of importing synthetic drug 'Molly' from China

A 42-year-old Austin woman is accused of importing methylone, a synthetic drug also known as MDMA or “Molly,” from China, an arrest affidavit said. Sylvia Loera was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a first ...

Woman accused of importing synthetic drug ‘Molly’ from China

A 42-year-old Austin woman is accused of importing methylone, a synthetic drug also known as MDMA or “Molly,” from China, an arrest affidavit said.

Waterloo store clerk admits to selling illegal synthetic drugs

Radio Iowa: A Waterloo convenience store manager has admitted to illegally selling synthetic drugs. Twenty-six-year-old Earl James Ramos pled guilty to selling the synthetic drug pentradone that is commonly called “bath salts.” Ramos admitted to selling the drug ...

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Nationwide busts target synthetic drug makers, sellers

WDIV Detroit: More than 150 people were arrested in a four-month nationwide roundup of alleged sellers and makers of synthetic drugs, substances that authorities say can be more dangerous than the drugs they mimic, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said ...

US drug agents raid synthetic drug dealers

Chicago Tribune: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 150 synthetic drug makers and sellers have been arrested in a U.S. crackdown on designer drugs whose profits largely flow to the Middle East, the Drug Enforcement Administration said on Wednesday. Federal agents ...

DEA announces major synthetic drug crackdown including Colo. arrests

kdvr.com: DENVER — Drug Enforcement Administration agents made hundreds of arrests across the nation Wednesday as part of an investigation into synthetic drugs. Several arrests happened in Colorado. The number of Colorado arrests will be announced during a ...

US synthetic-drug bust nets vast stash

Hundreds of thousands of individually packaged, ready-to-sell synthetic drugs and their ingredients were seized in 29 US states Wednesday as part of a major bust that also netted $20 million in cash and assets. Law enforcement agencies made more than 150 arrests over the course of the wide-ranging sweep, part of a crackdown on designer synthetic drugs by the US Drug Enforcement Administration ...

Federal agents target synthetic drugs, sellers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to stay one step ahead of synthetic drug makers, wholesalers and retailers as it broadens its crackdown on the growing black market product.

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9 Indicted In Colorado In Synthetic Drug Crackdown

CBS Local: CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – It looked like a disease outbreak. But instead of a virus or bacteria, packets of a leafy mixture sprayed with chemicals sent people to emergency rooms in Colorado. In just a month, synthetic marijuana poisoned more than 200 ...

Nationwide takedown targets synthetic marijuana linked to 1 death, 221

The Denver Channel: DENVER - Nine people have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver as part of a nationwide crackdown on the trafficking of dangerous synthetic drugs. Federal officials said Wednesday that the nine people are part of a ring that extended from ...

Feds arrest 9 in national synthetic marijuana ring with Colorado ties

The Denver Post: Law enforcement officers arrested nine suspected members of an international drug ring that marketed a synthetic form of marijuana called Spice, a drug that has been linked to serious illnesses, hallucinations and even death. "Spice is poison and pain ...

Drug Agents Investigate Rash of Overdoses in Dallas

Police are trying to determine who sold the drugs and whether synthetic marijuana was mixed with another substance, possibly heroin. Teenage Boy Dies. In San Angelo, 15-year-old Daniel Perez disappeared on Tuesday after he is believed to have smoked ...

DEA raids synthetic drug manufacturers in a major nationwide crackdown

Synthetic marijuana was blamed for nearly 120 overdoses in five days in Texas this week.

Gas station busted for selling synthetic marijuana to stay open

The owners of a Franklin Gas station busted for selling synthetic marijuana will get to keep their business, but only after paying $80,000 to help fight more drug cases.

PCSO: Major synthetic marijuana ring busted

Ten people have been arrested for making and distributing synthetic marijuana in eight states, including Florida, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

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Montgomery Co. students overdose on synthetic drug

KVUE: THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Several young people in Montgomery County have overdosed on a drug known as N-bomb. It's a synthetic drug, similar to LSD, and it's growing in popularity. This is the same drug that recently killed a high school student from ...

Synthetic drugs: What's so bad about them?

Straits Times: Designer drugs seized by officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) during a raid. Known as New Psychoactive Substances, these synthetics are made by modifying the molecular structure of Class A drugs such as amphetamines and cannabis.

Wichita man sentenced to nearly 10 years for synthetic drug sales

KAKE: Stickley sold 25i, N-BOMe (N-bomb), a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of LSD. Also known as "Smile," 25i comes in a powder, which is turned into a liquid and then applied to blotter paper. The postage stamp size paper may have cartoon characters ...

Lacey Township teen overdoses on new synthetic drug known as 'N-Bomb'

News 12 New Jersey: LACEY TOWNSHIP - A synthetic drug that has reportedly killed people across the country has made its way into the hands of New Jersey teens, according to the FBI. The federal agency is assisting Lacey police with their investigation into the drug known ...

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 ...

Synthetic drug new to Boise sends six to hospital

20 year old Abraham Osuna is facing two counts of felony injury to a child accused of delivering a synthetic hallucinogenic drug to two 16 year old boys who overdosed. Boise police have seen six overdoses in the last three months; all among people ages 16 to 22. The synthetic drug causing the commotion comes from the 2C family, known as 25C, 25I, NBOMe, or on the streets, ‘Smiles’. However ...

Latest Synthetic Drug to Hit St. Louis: “N-Bomb”

The synthetic drug known as “N-Bomb” is being seen on the streets of St. Louis, KMOX reports. The drug is also known as “Smiles,” according to Dan Duncan, with the local office of the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

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Feds Smoke Out Synthetic Weed Dealers

Daily Beast: Synthetic drugs are substances which mimic the effects of Schedule 1 drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine, but the chemical compounds are slightly different, allowing manufacturers to circumvent drug laws and sell the products legally in ...

Eight officially charged in St. Joseph County synthetic drug raid

WNDU-TV: Official charges were filed Wednesday after the joint synthetic drug operation that took place on Monday. Narcotics investigators assigned to the Metro Special Operations Section (MSOS), the South Bend Police Department, Mishawaka Police Department, ...

Elkhart prosecutor: Synthetic drug raid was part of long-term investigation

WNDU-TV: "Some people may be under the false impression that because synthetic drugs have been available for sale from behind the counter of many businesses in our community they are safe to use. However, that could not be further from the truth. These drugs ...

Feds: Macomb-Oakland synthetic drug ring had Chinese connection

The Macomb Daily: Twenty-two people from Macomb and Oakland counties are accused of being part of a ring that imported illegal synthetic drugs from China to sell at rave parties in suburban Detroit and used social media to communicate details of the deals. Federal ...

Reno Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison in Synthetic Drug Case

A northern Nevada man was sentenced this week to nine years in prison for distributing synthetic cannabinoids out of his convenience store business in Reno, and for storing large quantities of the substance for distribution in his home in Reno.

Feds Smoke Out Synthetic Weed Dealers

They allegedly ran their far-flung, online drug-slinging operation like a buttoned-down business—until it all unraveled.

Prosecutors charge 8 in synthetic drug raid

Informants buy illegal product, prosecutors say

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