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  • Man accused of selling synthetic THC for vaping Play Video

    January 12, 2016 11:24 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police arrested a Denham Springs gas station owner after narcotics detectives said they seized hundreds of bottles of vaporizer liquid which had synthetic THC in it which were being sold at the station. Police charged Essam Farhat on Dec. 7 with one count of distributing drugs,... more »
  • Arrest made after school mojo overdoses

    August 21, 2015 3:55 PM

    COVINGTON - Police said Friday they've arrested a high school student in connection with three students overdosing on "mojo," or synthetic marijuana, at Covington High School. Police said 18-year-old Caleb Badeaux supplied the drug, which is smoked to simulate the effects of marijuana, to the juvenile students. A... more »
  • Seminar on fake marijuana scheduled for this weekend Play Video

    May 20, 2015 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This weekend the East Baton Rouge coroner will be speaking at the U.S.S. Kidd about the dangers of fake marijuana. Dr. Beau Clark will be addressing the public about the many misconceptions surrounding the drug. Fake marijuana drugs like "Mojo" were originally created in hopes of creating... more »
  • No more fake mac and cheese

    April 20, 2015 7:45 PM

    CHICAGO- There's a new healthy make-over coming for the timeless favorite, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Its going natural with no more bright yellow pasta with artificial preservatives and synthetic colors. Now, it'll be made with the real McCoy of fresh spices. Kraft promises it won't change the taste and all... more »
  • More synthetics outlawed ahead of Mardi Gras

    January 29, 2015 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials announced new bans on several synthetic marijuana mixes Thursday, and said with Mardi Gras around the corner they're worried more kids might try to get access to similar drugs. The newly-outlawed compounds include "PX 1," "PX 2" and "MDMB-CHMICA." The Department of Health and... more »
  • Doctor: someone at your work might be using synthetic weed Play Video

    January 23, 2015 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An ER doctor is asking companies to do more to help people kick the deadly habit of smoking synthetic pot. Dr. Chuck Thompson says some of the area's largest employers need to watch their workers, because there's a good chance some are using. "This drug... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana suspected as factor in deadly wreck Play Video

    January 23, 2015 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said synthetic marijuana may have been a factor in a deadly wreck earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Police said Ryan Earhart, 22, of Lake Charles died Thursday from injuries sustained in the Jan. 10 crash on North Boulevard. Investigators said he was traveling... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana use increasing in Baton Rouge

    June 30, 2014 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Synthetic marijuana is illegal to use in Louisiana. Law enforcement and health officials says it's becoming the new drug of choice because many users think it's a safe. Beau Clark, the coroner for East Baton Rouge Parish says synthetic marijuana is not a drug. He says it's... more »
  • Deputies seize 240 pounds of synthetic marijuana in pair of raids Play Video

    June 13, 2014 5:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office seized more than 240 lbs. of synthetic marijuana and arrested four people following a pair of raids. The largest was at the Lotus shop on O'Neal Lane. Deputies found more than 200 lbs. of the synthetic pot at that location... more »
  • Deputies: Man caught with bags of synthetic pot

    April 29, 2014 10:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - The St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office says a man was arrested with nearly 1,000 bags of synthetic marijuana in his possession. 25-year-old Xavier Bush, Jr. faces charges for possession with intent to distribute. Deputies say they found garbage bags full of synthetic pot during a search... more »
  • 6 hospitalized after smoking synthetic marijuana have not been charged

    April 14, 2014 7:01 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala says the six men who went to the hospital Thursday night after smoking synthetic marijuana aren't saying where they got the substance and haven't been arrested. Bacala says the six men, who are now out of the hospital, came from... more »
  • Brothers arrested for synthetic marijuana in Livingston Parish

    February 27, 2014 2:39 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives in Livingston Parish have arrested two men for synthetic marijuana. Gerald Fisher and John Fisher, who are brothers, were arrested after synthetic marijuana and several firearms were found inside their home in the 32000 block of Nikki Drive in Denham Springs. Detectives say one of... more »
  • New business busted for synthetic weed Play Video

    January 17, 2014 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new business in the capital city was closed by the state, after Alcohol Tobacco & Control (ATC) found they were selling synthetic marijuana. Smoking Tee Pee #2 located at 16640 Florida, will remain closed until ordered otherwise. Agents received a complaint that Smoking Tee Pee... more »
  • $1.4 million of synthetic weed seized in bust

    August 2, 2013 3:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes announced a recent drug bust netted $1.4 million in synthetic marijuana. Deputies arrested Kalid J. Jaber of Chalmette for speeding around 8:40 p.m. on Aug. 1. Investigators said after they had issues with his story, they checked... more »
  • 'Billy the Exterminator' drug charge: guilty plea

    May 1, 2013 4:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - William "Billy" Bretherton's attorney says the star of the A&E reality TV show "Billy the Exterminator" has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing synthetic marijuana. Allyn Stroud says Bretherton was put on probation for a year and prosecutors dropped charges against his wife. Billy and... more »
  • Man accused of killing unborn child blames drugs Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:43 PM

    WALKER - Jeffrey Reynolds, the man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn child from its womb, appeared in court today. He blames synthetic marijuana for ruining his life. A talkative Reynolds made the comments to reporters outside the Livingston Parish Courthouse this afternoon. ""I love... more »
  • Feticide suspect blames synthetic drugs at hearing Play Video

    January 17, 2013 4:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn baby from her womb blamed synthetic drugs today during a court hearing. Jeffrey Reynolds made the comments to reporters as he was being taken away after the hearing. "I love my wife... more »

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