Saturday, May 24, 2014
Synthetic Street Drug Dangers Emerge
A report on synthetic street drugs from a Kansas newspaper is worth a read:
'Many of the synthetic drugs are illegal and can be very toxic, highly variable in dosage and quality control and heavily marketed over the Internet with colorful packaging targeting young people, said Tim Rohrig, director of the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center. Besides conducting autopsies, the center does drug identification testing for area law enforcement.
The center recorded 115 instances of synthetic cannnabinoid in 2013, Rohrig told law enforcement officers meeting Thursday at the Midwest Law Enforcement Gangs & Drugs Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport.'