New Jersey officials are looking at newly released data and suggesting that their crackdown on synthetic marijuana and so-called “bath salt” drugs is working.
Pennsylvania law enforcement officials call it “Operation Artificial High” — an ongoing investigation designed to put a dent in the illegal trafficking and sale of what they say are dangerous synthetic drugs.
Montgomery County authorities were vowing to crack down on stores that sell synthetic drugs after a Pottstown man, allegedly high on K-2, killed two people in a crash in May.
So-called “bath salts” and certain other synthetic drugs are now illegal in Pennsylvania.
Montgomery County authorities continue to investigate what led a 16-year-old Upper Moreland boy to jump from the third floor of the parking garage at the Willow Grove Mall.
Both the state Senate and House have now passed bills banning bath salts and synthetic drugs in Pennsylvania, but there won’t be any bill going to the governor’s desk for now.