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Synthetic Drugs

Consumer Alert

Help to protect yourself, your family, and your local community from the threat of Synthetic Drugs by providing tips to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Synthetic Drug PackagingSynthetic Drugs, also referred to as New Psychoactive Substances, represent an emerging and ongoing public health threat in the United States. Synthetic Drugs may have cute names like Green Giant, Joker, N-bomb, or Flakka. Some may be sold in colorful little baggies at gas stations and convenience stores or as a street deal like other illegal drugs.

Don't Be Fooled

Individual products can contain a vast range of different chemical formulations and potency. Consuming these Synthetic Drugs can cause severe symptoms to include seizures, psychotic episodes, suicidal thoughts, and even death.

Many of these Synthetic Drugs are controlled under federal law which makes manufacturing or distributing them a prosecutable offense, even if it is sold as an over-the-counter item.

Recently, a Connecticut man was sentenced to a total of 1,440 months in federal prison (over 100 years) for selling Synthetic Drugs over the internet.

DEA continues monitoring for new Synthetic Drugs. You can help make a difference by letting us know what is out there.

Synthetic Drug Online Reporting


Want to Learn More?

About Synthetic Cannabinoids, Cathinones or Phenethylamines

DEA Investigations (Synthetic Drugs Press Releases)

Spice/K2 Cannabinoids

Additional Resources:

JUST THINK TWICE (Get the Facts about Drugs)

GET SMART ABOUT DRUGS (a DEA Resource for Parents, Educators & Caregivers)

Emergency Disaster Relief
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal here.
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