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Synthetic drugs not fake


“Ever see anyone smoke tobacco in a pipe like this?" Deputy Jim Van Alstine asks. Pipes like this and some other convenience store products are more likely used for illegal drugs, the deputy said.

Products sold legally in convenience stores more dangerous than real drugs, says drug expert

In January, a Pickens County  deputy responded to a medical call from a group of four teens in Pickens County.

Based on the officer’s reports as discussed by Sheriff Donnie Craig last week, one of the teens had passed out, and another panicked and called an ambulance. When the deputy arrived, three of the teens were lethargic with headaches and vomiting. The one who had passed out had come to but was still suffering health issues. One of the group had left and was trying to push a motorcycle down a busy road. He later told a deputy he had been too impaired to ride.

All four teens were taken to the hospital.

They told the deputy they had been smoking Mad Hatter.

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+5 #1 Concerned... 2012-02-15 10:49
I know one of these kids that they eluded to in the article. Their response: "I bought it, so its not illegal." When will folks wake up and realize that this stuff KILLS people! It should be banned immediately!! Contact your local lawmakers and get this stuff out of our kids' hands!
0 #2 Cory 2012-02-15 12:34
Is this related to the "spice" stuff that has been going around lately?
-1 #3 Sparks 2012-02-16 09:02
This is prima facia law enforcement at it's finest! I think that we should also arrest any person who has the appearence of being someone who looks like he/she would purchase these items. after all, isn't that what were talking about here? profiling someone or something because of their appearence?
Stopping something BEFORE it happens, if we think it might? Probable cause law enforcement!!
Are you Slow
+2 #4 Are you Slow 2013-10-30 12:44
Here's an idea, try teaching the chi9ldren of this community right from wrong. It's a lot easier than blaming laws and deputies for the lack of discipline the kids here have. Build a rec center for the kids so they aren't so bored the experiment with anything to kill the boredom this podunk area is famous for.
pinto colvig
0 #5 pinto colvig 2013-10-31 14:30
I say let the stupid be stupid so they can die already!

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