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Ore. Health Officials Warn Against ‘Spice’ Drug

A form of synthetic marijuana known as “spice” has caused at least a half-dozen cases of sudden kidney failure in Oregon and southwest Washington since May, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

10/05/2012

A US Attorney has pledged to stop the dealing of drugs tweaked to avoid narcotic prosecution. (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

US Attorney Vows Attack On Fake Drugs

A week after local, state and federal officials busted tobacco shops in Sioux Falls for synthetic drugs, U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson has vowed to shut down the dealers who change the recipe to avoid prosecution.

08/02/2012