DEA launches raid on sellers of designer drugs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration is leading a national crackdown against manufacturers, distributors and vendors of synthetic designer drugs.

The DEA and other law enforcement agencies are raiding smoke shops and other sellers of synthetic marijuana and other synthetic drugs, such as "bath salts," in about 100 cities nationwide.

Earlier this month President Barack Obama signed a bill that bans the sale, production and possession of many of the chemicals found in some of the most popular synthetic drugs.

Drug agents and health professional have been warning that these new designer drugs, including synthetic marijuana products sold as incense and "bath salts," which can mimic the effects of cocaine, LSD and methamphetamine, haven't been tested or approved for human consumption. The drugs have been blamed for deaths around the country.

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  • by Nun Location: Grand Valley on Jul 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM
    How about putting a little effort into curbing the meth problem around here.
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      by Duh on Jul 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM in reply to Nun
      That would be just doing their job instead of grandstanding. These guys aren't cops, they're bureaucrats. It's all about looking good and getting the right amount of credit. Take the DEA budget for this part of the world and give most of it to MCSD and GJPD. Then you'll get the local meth problem worked. Democrats can't seem to figure out that the bigger you make an organization, the less effective it becomes.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 at 04:20 PM in reply to Nun
      You asking them to help with the problem? I thought your belief was that anything that government does only makes it worse.
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        by Nun on Jul 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM in reply to
        Well thats what you get for thinking about me instead of minding your own business.
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