Synthetic Drugs

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Drugs Close Two Atlantic City Boardwalk Stores

Officials have closed two stores on the Atlantic City Boardwalk after police say they were selling synthetic drugs that were banned two years ago.


(credit: Brad Segall)

New Jersey Officials Say Crackdown On Synthetic Drugs Working

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.


(Samples of synthetic marijuana packaged for sale.  File photo)

Dozens of Pennsylvania Locations Raided For ‘Synthetic’ Illegal Drugs

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.


(credit: Brad Segall)

Authorities Vow To Crack Down On Sale Of Synthetic Drugs After Deadly Crash In Pottstown

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.


(Gov. Tom Corbett signs legislation banning the sale of syntehtic drugs marketed as "bath salts."  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Governor Tom Corbett Signs Law Banning Drugs Known As ‘Bath Salts’

So-called “bath salts” and certain other synthetic drugs are now illegal in Pennsylvania.



Probe Of Boy’s Leap Off Willow Grove Mall Garage Points To ‘Synthetic’ Drug Use

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.


Pa. House, Senate Vote To Ban Bath Salts, Synthetic Drugs

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.