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Sheriffs Issue Warning On Synthetic Drug Sales

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY (KTTV) - San Bernardino business owners were issued warnings today regarding the state ban on sales of synthetic drugs, such as "bath salts."

The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department visited 21 businesses in an effort to eradicate dangerous synthetic drugs commonly known as "bath salts" and "spice." The designated Sheriff's task force served warning letters to smoke shops and liquor stores notifying them of the legal ramifications of selling the "designer drugs" which are banned in the county.

Businesses were advised to dispose or voluntarily surrender any of the illicit products in order to avoid criminal prosecution.

"Bath salts" and "spice" are products that have been scientifically created to mimic the effects of more common drugs such as marijuana, methamphetamine, or PCP. They are commonly packaged with cartoon images and bright colors in order to appeal to young people, according to authorities.

"Spice" is a mixture of herbs sprayed with the synthetic chemicals that is usually smoked. "Bath salts" are synthetic chemicals in a powder or crystal form that are usually snorted or injected. These highly addictive, synthetic drugs are marketed as potpourri, decorative sand, shoe deodorizers or glass cleaner; however they have nothing in common with the products they are advertised to be.

"These drugs are affecting two segments of the population who deserve the most protection: our children and the brave men and women who serve in our country's armed forces," said San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon.

A total of 179 packets of "spice" were surrendered. No "bath salt" products were recovered today.

The effects of these synthetic, or "designer" drugs, range greatly because there is no prescribed dosage on any of the packages. Users have been known to suffer cardiac arrest, brain seizures, tremors, and excited delirium. 

 

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