State Police Working To Shut Down Shops Selling Synthetic Marijuana

NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) — It’s called marijuana on steroids; so powerful that it killed a local boy, and has sent a lot of other kids to the emergency room.

It’s being sold illegally in convenience stores and tobacco shops throughout the region.

KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan was there when state police in New Kensington went undercover to catch the sellers.

Synthetic marijuana, herbs treated with chemicals. In 2011 alone, 11,000 users nationwide ended up in the emergency room with paranoia, heart palpitations and suicidal thoughts.

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