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Synthetic Drugs In Cross Hairs Of Minn. Lawmakers

Minnesota may be taking a big step to stop the sale of synthetic drugs in the state. A special committee of lawmakers approved a sweeping set of changes Wednesday to end what some describe as an “epidemic.” They are substances sold in head shops around the state as incense and bath salts, but they’re extremely dangerous when ingested. The drugs have exotic names and seductive websites, but they’re easily available on Minnesota Main Streets.

01/29/2014

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Duluth Head Shop Owner Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

The owner of a Duluth head shop and three workers have pleaded not guilty to federal charges of selling synthetic drugs that authorities say were misbranded and marketed as incense, potpourri or bath salts.

12/21/2012

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Duluth Head Shop Owner Indicted On Federal Charges

The owner of a Duluth head shop and three workers have been charged in a 54-count indictment accusing them of violating federal drug and regulatory laws.

12/18/2012

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Obama Signs Ban On Synthetic Drugs Into Law

President Barack Obama has signed legislation outlawing synthetic drugs, including a substance that led to the death of a Minnesota teen last year.

07/10/2012

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Former Users Warn Of Dangers Of Legal, Synthetic Drugs

It is a dangerous high, relatively new to the drug scene that can be deadly. Synthetic drugs have already cost at least two Minnesotans their lives.

09/21/2011

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Bath Salts Becoming New High For Teens

The name sounds innocent enough: “Bath Salts.” But police said it is the latest dangerousand even deadly drug trend.

05/19/2011

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