What do you think about the ban on herbal incense spice – k2


This year we have worked hard as bloggers to bring you all the news, reviews on herbal incense spice.  Over the last week it has been a blow to the spice market. The DEA has cracked down and put 90% of the business out of business.  75% of the manufacturers  have been raided, some people have been arrested.  Many had there products taken by the DEA for testing.

 

Since we are the largest blog online for all the spice news, we want to hear your input.  We want to know what are readers think about this ban and all the action the DEA and law enforment has taken over this last week.

Share your comments with all our readers and chat with others.  We are getting about 100o times more hits to our blog.  We are now getting over 35,00o hits per day.  Thats a jump from about 3000 were used to getting.  HUGE JUMP in only a week.  We are working around the clock to bring you all the latest news.  At this time we are not posting reviews about spice, only news.  Thanks for your support and helping us have the largest news platform for synthetic drugs.  If you have any news you would like to post please contact us.

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Spice Lab Raided on Redington Beach


A private home was raided in a region-wide drug bust that targeted makers of synthetic marijuana.

Federal agents executed a search warrant at a home on Gulf Boulevard Wednesday in a region-wide synthetic marijuana raid that targeted operations where the illegal drug allegedly was being made.

The private Redington Beach residence on the 15000 block of Gulf Boulevard was one of a half-dozen places busted by federal agents, with assistance from the Hillsbourgh County Sheriff’s Office.

Seized were tens of thousands of bags of Spice or K2, retail-ready synthetic marijuana products, as well as the materials used to make them. Newly enacted Florida laws make it illegal to produce, possess or sell synthetic marijuana.

Authorities told WTSP that the street value of the drugs seized is in the millions of dollars. Similar sweeps were conducted this week by federal agents across the country.

Search warrants were served at the following locations:

  • Private Residence-15708 Gulf Blvd, Redington Beach FL
  • Wild Incense Distribution Warehouse-4401 E 10th Ave,Tampa
  • Wild Incense Maufacturing Facility-4101 E. 12th Ave, Tampa
  • Stop Smoke Shop (Retail Distributor)-10821 N.56th Street, Tampa
  • Jonny Clearwater Manufacturing-10134 Fisher Ave, Suite A-2 Brandon FL
  • Warehouse-6308 Benjamin Road Suite #710, Tampa

There were no arrests at this time as the nationwide investigation continues.

Large Spice Drug Bust In Wilmington


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– The Wilmington Police Department recently made its biggest “spice” bust in its history. Investigators say they found over 1,400 packages of the substance at the Northern Lights Smoke Shop off Market Street.

“I was very surprised, I didn’t even know it was that serious of a thing,” said Chris Brown, a Northern Lights Smoke Shop customer. “I didn’t know it was illegal like that. I had no idea that they could get in trouble for it.”

Their open light may not be on but the Northern Lights Smoke Shop was still serving customers on Sunday.

Thursday the store was busted for the synthetic substance known as “spice”.

Store workers did not want to talk about the incident but some shoppers didn’t mind sharing their thoughts on the drug.

“I smoked it a while back and it was kind of a weird feeling,” said Brown. “It lasted about an hour and it was totally different than anything I’ve ever smoked before and I didn’t really like it too much.”

Wilmington Police say the now illegal substance is a problem in the community.

It’s supposed to be similar to scented potpourri, but when you smoke it “spice” mimics the effects of marijuana.

In the recent bust investigators seized $30,000 worth of the substance and about $2,000 in currency.

Despite the bust at the Northern Lights Smoke Shop the shop has not been shut down and there have been no arrests at this time.

The Wilmington Police Narcotics Enforcement Unit and NCIS are continuing to investigate.

A few people who work at the shop did not want to talk to WWAY on camera but did say the store plans to continue its business as normal.

Synthetic marijuana still in stores


It’s called spice, K-2, synthetic marijuana.

Virginia outlawed it more than a year ago- but the chemists who make it keep concocting new ways to skirt the law. Our investigative unit went undercover and found new variations of the product being openly sold in greater Richmond.

It’s advertised as incense or potpourri.

Manufacturers even tell you that it’s not for human consumption, but we’ve found countless videos online of people smoking it, and witnessed for ourselves a Hopewell store selling it.

Synthetic marijuana became illegal in Virginia in 2011. Federal officials have even banned certain chemicals used to make it.

It looks like pot. The manufacturers spray the herbs with compounds that mimic the active ingredient in marijuana.

It’s smoked to get high- but some users have experienced vomiting, seizures, anxiety even hallucinations.

“I remember going through hell. I thought I was already deceased. I thought I was dead,” said 15 year old Gloucester teen Adam Hedrick. He says he smoked spice and it sent him to the hospital– foaming at the mouth in cardiac arrest.

“If there was something they could do to save lives just by taking a product off their shelves then they should do that,” said Hedrick’s mom Julie.

After a tip from a viewer, we went to check out the Golden Express on South 15th Avenue in Hopewell. We watched a woman buy ‘Zombie Matter’. She showed it to us in the store’s parking lot and said she was going home to smoke it.

We took a hidden camera into the store-

the product is not advertised at the cash register. The store keeps it in a drawer behind the counter.

And they’ll sell it- if you know what to ask for.

 

The Golden Express sold us Zombie Matter- After Dark.

On the product’s website the manufacturer says it’s 100% legal, but when you the read the fine print it says legal in some states.

We came back to the store with camera’s rolling- to ask what exactly clerks are selling.

RACHEL DEPOMPA: “We got a tip to our newsroom that you guys are selling spice still.”

CLERK: “No, we don’t sell.”

THE CLERK ON DUTY TOLD US HE SELLS NOTHING LIKE SPICE AT HIS STORE.

RACHEL DEPOMPA: “But somebody just bought it, a lady just bought it?”

CLERK: HMMM HMMM. But we have nothing in the spices right here. Don’t call it spice. It’s illegal. Illegal, ok? Spice is illegal ok?”

RACHEL- “So this is different?”

CLERK: “Can you stop the camera please.”

“It is certainly disappointing and discouraging that there are people who are still willing to sell it,” said State Senator Mark Herring (D- Loudoun). He says he wrote Virginia’s synthetic marijuana law, after hearing from parents across the state who’s kids were ending up in the hospital.

According to a recent study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, synthetic marijuana is the second most popular drug of choice for high schoolers.

“One of the problems that we found that was because it was legal, there were a lot of people who thought it was safe. And in fact, these type of designer drugs can have very profound health impacts,” said Herring.

After the law was passed- prosecution of large spice busts around the states quickly hit roadblocks- there are potentially hundreds of synthetic cannabinoids that makers could substitute for the banned ones- and that’s exactly what has happened.

Virginia’s forensic lab tested 468 spice samples last year and only 22%, that’s less than one in four, came back positive for banned substances.

Chesterfield Police targeted the designer drug, arresting 57 people in the last year and a half.

We dug through the court records and of those cases, more than half were dropped or dismissed. Only 5 people in Chesterfield have actually been convicted for possession of synthetic marijuana.

“The people who manufacture this and the people who are selling it know the purpose for which it’s being used for. They shouldn’t be doing it,” said Herring.

The General Assembly just tightened the law one more time making it so a small change in the molecular structure of spice could still fall within the statute and be criminal.

The update to the law went into effect July 1st and has yet to be tested in a courtroom.

Under Virginia law, those caught selling synthetic marijuana could be charged with a felony and face one to five years in prison.

Wholesale Herbal Incense Spice


We have spent so much time researching, buying & trying to find the best products of herbal incense spice at the lowest price.  After months of purchases and tons of herbal incense product, we found the cream of the crop.

We are so happy that we have found a great company that has been around since the herbal incense game started.

Here is what we found http://herbalwholesaleincense.com

Now these guys deliver and i mean not only on price but on quality of herbal spice.  I would say the have the incense game on lock.  Talk about cheap prices and the strongest herbal incense and the largest selection on product.  Well this is a one stop shop. I contacted the owner my self and asked how they have such low prices.

Here is what he had to say,

We had been selling retail herbal spice for a long time and while that business was doing well we noticed several of our clients stocked stores from us.  We had business’s from small mom and pop head shops to owners of large chains of gas stations.  While we spent a lot of time dealing with these clients on the phone and making up special pricing for them on each order, not just weekly but several times per week.  Since the business was there we wanted to ensure that our clients all received the same great prices while also offering these special prices to first time business’s and consumers. 
It was a smart move for the company to offer a wholesale site http://herbalwholesaleincense.com so that everyone could take advantage of these super low wholesale prices for herbal incense. We have several people that buy from us so that all there friends can get there product for less. In this economy its important to stay ahead of all our competition  and offer a great product that everyone can afford.  Its also our goal to always provide first class customer support and let all our clients know that were a one stop shop for all there herbal needs.  If a client needs one piece of herbal incense we got them covered, now if a client needs a thousand pieces we got them also covered.

-Pretty great concept these guys have going on. You know most of the time when a company offers such low prices on wholesale they offer these types of prices to only a hand full of customers or repeat or just make it up as they go along.  These guys have a solid business plan and there not hiding anything from anyone thats for sure.

To be its very clear that if you need to order wholesale herbal incense and want to buy potpourri for around 3 bucks a bag, this is a clear choice.

But hey i am just a blogger that enjoys herbal incense and writes reviews, dont take it from me head over to there website and check out the great prices for your self and see where all the suppliers buy there herbal spice from at such low prices.

 

Stores comply with law on K2, Spice


Looking for K2?

Law enforcement officials said you probably won’t find the drug at area gas stations, smoke shops and party stores that once had packages of synthetic marijuana displayed on their shelves.

As of Sunday, Michigan State Police had the authority to remove the drugs from businesses that hadn’t yet done so. The measure was a part of a package of bills Gov. Rick Snyder signed June 19 outlawing synthetic marijuana.

Police in Port Huron and Marysville said K2 was off stores’ shelves before Snyder signed the legislation targeting synthetic cannabinoids and products sometimes referred to as bath salts.

Port Huron police Capt. Jeff Baker said police stopped by stores in the city in early June with letters asking businesses to not sell the substances. Baker said the stores police dealt with had removed synthetic marijuana from their shelves even before that time.

Baker said he’s not aware of any synthetic marijuana being sold in stores in the city. Public outcry against the drug likely pushed stores to comply voluntarily to stop selling the drug.

“I can’t speak of a store in town that refused to remove the K2,” Baker said. “… The public outcry was too much.”

Under Michigan’s new laws, anyone caught manufacturing, distributing or selling the substances can be charged with a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison. For possession, the maximum sentence is two years. Anyone convicted of using synthetic marijuana could be hit with a misdemeanor that carries a possible one-year jail sentence.

The synthetic drugs known as K2, Spice and bath salts gained lawmakers’ attention after a string of incidents in southeast Michigan. K2 and Spice are blends of dried herbs sprayed with marijuana-like chemicals that people smoke to get high. So-called bath salts are synthetic chemical cousins of methamphetamine.

The St. Clair County Health Department issued an imminent danger order prohibiting the sale and distribution of synthetic drugs June 6 after protests outside a Port Huron gas station that previously had sold the products.

Baker said uniformed and plainclothes officers continue to do spot checks at stores in the area. Those checked have been in compliance with the law.

Sgt. Mat King with the St. Clair County Drug Task Force said undercover officers in his agency also have not found K2 or bath salts when they have attempted to buy the products at several county stores. He said the task force is continuing to enforce the law.

King said K2 had become a problem in the area. He said people were smoking it on the streets and while driving. Some smoked it because they were on probation and thought it wouldn’t pop up on a drug test. Those who normally smoked marijuana started smoking K2, and vice versa.

Some people officers have talked to also experienced withdrawal after not using the drug, King said.

Having K2 off stores’ shelves is a good thing, he said.

“It stops it from being readily available to people who may not otherwise have outlets to get drugs — especially young people,” King said.

Marysville Police Chief Tim Buelow said police are not aware of and have not had any reports of stores in Marysville selling synthetic marijuana. Staff members at one Marysville store, Smoker’s Only, told Buelow they had been carrying the substance but stopped selling it months ago because they became aware of its negative effects.

Chesterfield Township police Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said uniformed and undercover officers stopped by stores in the township early this week to check compliance with the law. A month or so ago, smoke shops and gas stations had synthetic marijuana prominently displayed on their windows and counters. Party stores also sold the product.

But now, there isn’t a trace of the substance in stores.

Myers said many business owners seemed relieved that they no longer have to decide whether to sell the product of lose out on profiting from it.

“They were relieved,” Myers said. “They know there was no good to come from it.”

He said the substance certainly isn’t gone from the streets of his township. People still want the drug and others want to profit off it, he said.

“We’re not ignorant,” Myers said. “It is most likely still out there, and there is someone as we speak trying to make money off of it.”

Spice: Synthetic marijuana was declared illegal in New Mexico last year, but it’s still gaining a foothold in Carlsbad


CARLSBAD — For years, spice, potpourri and incense have been used by the general population for cooking and making their homes smell sweeter. But that has changed.

 

Today, those harmless sounding products are finding their way into the hands and bodies of teens and adults in Carlsbad and Eddy County as illicit drugs.

 

Pecos Valley Drug Task Force Commander Carroll Caudill said the use of spice in Eddy County is becoming a problem.

 

Termed as synthetic marijuana, spice is sold under many brand names such as Texas Tea, Mystic Monkey Potpourri, K2 Spice and Route 69. Users smoke it or drink it as a tea to get a high.

 

Sold in glitzy packaging, some dealers charge $20 a gram, about the amount found in an artificial sweetener package such as Sweet’N Low, Caudill said.

 

“I think at this point it is becoming a real big problem,” he said. “In the last six months the amount of spice we have seized has really increased. It’s becoming a big problem, not just in our county. Law enforcement in neighboring counties and cities are telling us the same thing. That’s why we have been diligent in trying to stop the sale of spice. But it is difficult.”

 

Last month the task force reportedly seized more than 4,000 packets of spice from a local business and arrested the owner, who is now facing federal charges.

Caudill said up until last year when Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill making New Mexico the 16th states to ban synthetic marijuana,


law enforcement’s hands were tied. Now that there is a state law — backed by a new federal law signed by President Obama last week — that bans spice and other chemically formed drugs such as bath salts, Caudill said it gives law enforcement agencies such as his the green light to investigate and arrest users and dealers.

 

In signing the bill last year, Martinez, a former top prosecutor in Dona Ana County, said: “These drugs are no less harmful just because they are known by catchy names and are chemically different than the substances they are supposed to replicate. They can pack a powerful punch and can hold devastating consequences for anyone who uses them.”

Caudill sees it the same way. He said before Martinez signed the bill manufacturers would make a slight change in their spice ingredient, and by that one change, it would become legal and frustrate law enforcement.

 

With the new federal law in place, changing part or all of the chemical ingredients still makes spice or bath salt illegal. The federal law could land a dealer in federal court, as seen recently by the alleged dealer arrested in Carlsbad.

How are teens and adults in Eddy County getting the product if it is banned in New Mexico?

“It’s all coming from out of state,” Caudill explained. “In the most recent case we worked, the stuff came out of California and Arizona. Some of the stuff was also from China. It’s easy to buy it online and get it sent in the mail. It is very difficult to police when it comes in the mail.

 

“They are selling it online as incense. But it is not fit for human consumption. The dealers fully know what they are doing. Unlike marijuana, crack and meth, a (drug sniffing) dog doesn’t detect spice. The Postal Service may have a way to detect it, but we don’t.”

Eve Flanigan, Carlsbad Community Anti-Drug/Gang Coalition program manager, who works with teens in Carlsbad and Eddy County, lauded the Drug Task Force’s recent arrest of an alleged local dealer.

“It’s a big problem. We have had teen

s telling us for the past three or four years that they have been using spice and bath salts. There is a strong awareness among teens about the drug, but not among adults,” she said.

 

Flanigan said parents need to be educated on the products.

 

“The Food and Drug Administration is now regulating these drugs that have flown under the radar for so long,” she said. “Spice is similar to marijuana in that people mostly roll it and smoke it. The packaging of spice is glitzy and the marketing and packaging can change in a day. The bad thing is there is no labeling on the package telling the user what the product contains. You don’t know what chemical was mixed in.”

 

According to a publication by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute on Drug Use, spice products are popular among young people. Of the illicit drugs most used by high school senior, spice products are second only to marijuana.

Easy access and the misperception that spice products are “natural” and therefore harmless, have likely contributed to their popularity. Another selling point is that the chemicals used in spice are not easily detected in standard drug tests.

 

To demonstrate the popularity of spice among teens, Flanigan tells a story about a local juvenile probation officer who told seven of her young probationers that she was going to have them tested for spice at the same time.

 

“She had them together and gave them the opportunity to admit if they had used it before actually having them tested. Every single one of them said they used spice. That was about 18 months ago,” Flanigan said.

 

Consequences from using spice

Caudill said claims made that spice is safe to use scare him.

“I don’t know if we have had anyone in Carlsbad overdose and die from using spice,” Caudill said. “I read recently about a doctor’s research. He said spice acts more like an amphetamine and not (like) marijuana. He said he had one 14-year-old patient that tried to commit suicide by jumping out of a multi-story office window. Parents need to be very vigilant about what their teens are bringing into the house.”

 

Flanigan said she has read many publications about the effects of spice and all reported abusers of spice in need of medical attention as a result of their use of the drug showed symptoms that included a rapid heart rate, vomiting, agitation, confusion and hallucinations. Spice can also raise blood pressure and cause reduced blood supply to the heart. In a few cases, the drug has been linked to heart attacks

She said because spice has flown under the radar for so long, it’s really hard to tell how toxic it may be. But public health officials have voiced concern that there may be harmful heavy metal residues in spice mixtures.

 

Caudill said while the law is now clear that spice or any other synthetic drug is now illegal to use, still, policing it is not easy.

 

“It’s one more thing we have to look at,” he added.

Sheriff asking store owners to pull synthetic marijuana


PINELLAS COUNTY — Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies are visiting convenience stores passing out a letter.

It asks store owners to voluntarily take synthetic marijuana products off their shelves.

The products are commonly referred to as Spice, K2, incense and loose-leaf incense.

Under a new Florida law that went into effect Monday, 92 chemicals have been added to a list of previously banned synthetic marijuana substances.

Detectives say that isn’t stopping the manufacturers.

“They’re preying on the kids and preying on the people who want to use it, because they’re playing this whack-a-mole game,” Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. “The whack-a-mole game is that the Legislature bans the chemical substances, so they alter the compound, and they alter it slightly to take it outside of what’s banned.

“And then the Legislature bans it again, and then they alter the compound. This really needs to stop.”

Deputies said that if some convenience store owners refuse to voluntarily comply, they will enforce the law.

But another problem is it’s hard to tell just from looking at the product which ones are illegal.

Detectives say they have to send the substance off for testing to see if it includes one of the banned chemicals.

Gulf Boulevard convenience store owner Nazih Tageddine said when the products first came on the market they were a big moneymaker.

“You pay a dollar, you sell it for $10, That’s the problem people don’t want to stop selling it because the profit margin is really, Really big,” Tageddine said.

But when the dangers of the products came to light, Taggedine’s store stopped selling them.

“You hear all these things people getting hurt, people dying and I want to go home and sleep at night. I don’t want to feel bad that somebody died from my store,” Tageddine said.

Deputies say they have approximately 300 to 400 convenience stores to visit in the county. They’re hoping store owners will agree to participate in the voluntary program.

“I think the majority of them want to do the right thing, They’re just looking for a level playing field, so we’re going to make every effort to provide that level playing field,” Gualtieri said. “But if some businesses don’t then, there’s going to be consequences for them.”

Whats the Deal With FAKE POT?


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It sounds relatively harmless. Synthetic marijuana. Like pot for people who don’t want to get arrested.

For a while, that’s kind of how it worked. Hiding under the guise of “natural” herbal ingredients, with labels like “organic” and “herbal incense” and “fake weed,” the substance was able to spread from its European beginnings to a worldwide product, dispensed right out in the open.

Gas stations sold it. Smoke shops. Party stores. You could use it and still pass a drug test.

The problem is, there’s nothing fake about what fake weed does to some of its users.

And now that we know it, we must stop it.

Reports of psychotic behavior, violence and hallucinations should make every potential buyer beware. Side effects linked to seizures and anxiety attacks should, too.

And the fact that synthetic compounds are being used to make this stuff, changed and switched as if part of a mad scientist chemistry lab, should leave any potential customer running for the hills.

But the problem isn’t just the buyers.

It’s the sellers.

A judge on a mission

Now, I could understand this with your standard issue drug dealers. They are hard to identify, they slip into the shadows, they work streets corners and back rooms.

But the culprits in the synthetic marijuana story are often convenience stores, gas stations, smoke shops — easily found places of business that presumably need a license to operate and, most glaringly, someone to order the inventory.

So what’s the problem? If the same person who checks off the cigarette, potato chip and Pepsi orders is the person unpacking the Spice, K2 or other versions of this newest poison, why can’t they be identified? I doubt gas stations have a separate Shady Drug Purchasing Officer.

When a Troy district court judge, Kirsten Nielsen Hartig, filled up with gas recently, she decided to see how easy buying the dangerous substance could be.

“I asked for it, and the clerk really didn’t want to talk about it,” she said. “He reached down, grabbed a box and it had 15 different kinds to choose from. …

“He said, ‘I don’t even know what it is. Just take your pick and I’ll ring it up.’

When he did, Hartig said, it was rung up under “tobacco.”

That’s one very dangerous smoke.

Tell your kids the truth

States like Michigan are taking rapid action to prohibit the sale of this stuff, which has been linked to deaths all over the country, frequently young people who, under its influence, grow inexplicably violent or express urges to do damage.

A Washington state teenager stabbed a young woman to death. A Minnesota man shot himself in the head. Every story you read scares you more and more. And the fact that some claim it is now the third-most popular substance among high school-age kids should really make us shiver.

So should this: While many of these synthetic marijuana substances were made illegal in the last two years, there’s a huge loophole.

“It’s a very complex compound,” Hartig said. “All the manufacturers have to do is change just one of the compounds … or the amount of that compound … to circumvent the law and make it legal again.

“So basically the drug dealers, the drug pushers, are one step ahead of the law.”

When I asked why the manufacturers couldn’t be pursued, Hartig said on 15 different packets she examined, none had a name of a maker on it. “We think that it’s coming from India and China mostly,” she said, “but we have no idea what’s in it.”

When I asked the obvious question — “who is ordering this stuff?” — she replied, “That’s a good question.”

It needs to be answered. And it needs to be stopped.

Michigan is doing a good thing by encouraging businesses to display signs that say they are not carrying any of these products, and urging customers to stay away from establishments that do.

Meanwhile, the authorities should crack down on the latter. If we would chase down a drug dealer in a schoolyard, why wouldn’t we pursue a store that keeps a clearly dangerous product under the counter, and rings it up falsely under tobacco?

It sounds relatively harmless. Synthetic marijuana. But do a little research. Then sit your kids down and tell them the truth.

It isn’t.

Pinellas sheriff to stores: Stop selling K2, other synthetic drugs


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Possession or sale of products such as K2 can carry third-degree felony charges.

Again Largo Florida cracking down, Or Trying To.

They come packaged as herbal incense, branded as K2 and Spice.

But Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri began reminding store owners Monday these products are hardly potpourri but rather a dangerous, synthetic form of pot.

“There isn’t anybody in their right mind who knows they’re looking at this product and thinks some 16-year-old kid is going to buy this for $6 at a gas station and taking it home to make their room smell better. They’re not,” Gualtieri said. “They’re smoking it, and it’s causing serious health issues and causing kids to die.”

Deputies plan to call on retailers to comply with laws that went into effect Monday that prohibit the sale of the products, which are classified as controlled substances.

“We want the convenience store owners, the gas station owners in Pinellas County to show responsibility in this issue and voluntarily stop,” Gualtieri said. “It’s not just about making a buck. It’s about doing the right thing.”

Under the new Florida law, 92 chemicals have been added to a list of previously banned synthetic marijuana substances. The synthetic products have been banned before, but manufacturers skirt laws by changing the mixtures.

“The Legislature bans the substances, so they alter the compound, alter it slightly to take it outside of what’s banned, then the Legislature bans it again and they alter the compound,” the sheriff said. “This really needs to stop.”

Notices will be passed out to stores warning of the drugs’ dangers, Gualtieri said.

Authorities have said the products can cause side effects that range from increased aggression to hallucinations.

“We know from the phone calls, the problems with emergency room visits, we know from the phone calls from parents and friends and everyone out there, that this product is extremely dangerous,” Sgt. Dan Zsido said. “Basically, you’re playing Russian roulette with your health and your life.”

Zsido, a member of the sheriff’s office’s Narcotics Division, said the effect of the synthetic drug is “10 times stronger than marijuana.” Among the reactions are elevated blood pressure and heart rate, seizures and paranoia.

Possession or sale of these substances can carry third-degree felony charges.