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Synthetic Drugs News Conference

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is intensifying his efforts to fight the abuse and sale of synthetic drugs such as bath salts and herbal incense.
Synthetic drugs are often abused by people 25 and younger. The drugs are very addictive, and the high can induce violence and extreme paranoia. They are sold in stores and on the internet, which makes people think they are safe, when in fact, they can be deadly. Attorney General DeWine is asking retailers for help making sure illegal drugs are not sold in our state.

The Attorney General also announced new efforts to train law enforcement officers on how to investigate synthetic drug cases and how to build cases against synthetic drug distributors in Ohio.