Task force gives notice to synthetic drug sellers

MORGANTON —

Narcotics officers scoured the county for a slew of recently criminalized drugs, finding a cache of the illicit substances in an unnamed store.

The newly-banned chemicals are sold under innocuous-sounding names — bath salts and K2 — with brand names that are equally unalarming, such as White Rhino, Mr. Nice Guy and Super Kush. They even brand themselves as incense with warning labels advising customers they are not for human consumption.

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