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DHH: New synthetic drug to be banned

2 years ago Thursday, November 08, 2012 3:20:34 PM CST November 08, 2012 Thursday, November 08 2012 Nov 8, 2012 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Hospitals announced today that a new synthetic drug is being added to the list of illegal substances in the state.

The drug, known as 25-I, "Smiles" or "N-Bomb", is being added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act on Friday. That would make it illegal to possess, manufacture or distribute in Louisiana.

Authorities said a man died after inhaling it at the recent Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, and two other people using it had to be hospitalized. The substance is blamed in at least five other deaths nationwide.

The drug could cause hallucinations, euphoria, confusion, paranoia and panic according to authorities.

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