synthetic drugs

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A synthetic drug bill passed the House March 28 just days after a man who offered a synthetic drug at a party in Blaine a year ago, resulting in the death of teen, pleaded guilty to murder in Anoka County District Court. Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Shafer, saw his synthetic [...]

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By Derrick Knutson— For law enforcement and prosecutors, keeping up with new drugs hitting the streets can be tough. Recently, synthetic drugs designed to simulate the effects of marijuana were difficult to police because no state law existed governing their production or distribution. However, about a year ago legislation drafted by State Sen. Katie Sieben, [...]

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