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SD AG warns of new synthetic drugs

February 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A recent synthetic drug case in North Dakota resulted in the overdose deaths of two teenagers. More than a dozen people have been charged, including a Texas man who allegedly sold the deadly drugs over the Internet.
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SD tip led to arrest of Fla. father, son for synthetic drug manufacturing

August 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ODESSSA, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a father and son face federal charges for making and selling synthetic drugs in a Pasco County industrial park.
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DEA seizes millions of synthetic drugs packets in 6 states, including SD

July 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ST. LOUIS (AP) Six people are arrested and more than 210,000 packets of synthetic drugs seized in six Midwestern states as part of a nationwide crackdown. Continue Reading

New federal law bans synthetic drugs

July 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Synthetic substances that mimic traditional illegal drugs, and are killing young people in increasing numbers, now are against federal law.
President Barack Obama Monday signed a food and drug safety bill into law with provisions outlawing synthetic drugs such 2C-E and “spice.” Continue Reading

‘Fake’ drugs, real danger

July 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Agitation, high blood pressure, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain, suicidal thoughts: would anyone be foolhardy enough to voluntarily experience these sensations? Continue Reading

Pres. Obama signs bill to ban synthetic drugs

July 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL — A federal bill banning synthetic substances that mimic traditional illegal drugs is now law. Continue Reading

House OKs tougher synthetic drug penalties

March 28, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota representatives heard about problems from Duluth to Moorhead before overwhelmingly voting to crack down on synthetic drugs. Continue Reading

Senate panel passes expanded controlled drugs list

January 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A bill that boosts the list of controlled substances in South Dakota has been passed by a Senate committee. Continue Reading

Tobacco store manager charged, synthetic marijuana seized

October 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The manager of the Tobacco Stop on South First Street in Willmar was arrested for selling synthetic marijuana, and what were described as “large amounts” of a substance suspected of being the illegal product were seized during a search of the business on Thursday, according to the Willmar Police Department.
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Seller of synthetic drugs in Duluth makes no apologies

October 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The face of synthetic drugs in Minnesota belongs to a man who looks like an aging rocker, says he talks too much and describes his struggle to do what’s right as a battle between his inner Yoda and Darth Vader. Jim Carlson is also a businessman one who has grown wealthy by operating in what he called a “gray area” of synthetics, which he claims are legal, despite objections by police. Continue Reading

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