A measure aimed at synthetic drugs appears to be cruising toward final passage in the Legislature. The House on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that bans inhaled or ingested drugs that aren’t approved by the FDA and that cause an effect like the most dangerous drugs including heroin and LSD.
The teenage boyfriend of a Mankato girl who died from illegal drugs faces a felony. Chloe Moses, 17, had a seizure earlier this month after taking what’s believed to be a form of LSD.
Duluth Democratic Rep. Erik Simonson says a bill written with bipartisan support could be the answer to the synthetic-drug problem that’s plagued Minnesota for years.
Police in Mankato said Tuesday the recent deaths of a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old female could be tied to the use of synthetic cocaine. Mankato Police were called on Wednesday, March 5, at about 5:33 p.m. to a residence on Glenwood Avenue on a medical call.
A North Dakota man who described himself to police as a “hobby chemist” and was accused of cooking up synthetic drugs that led to the overdose deaths of two teenagers pleaded guilty to five counts Monday.