TN police, laws try to keep up with creative chemists

Examples of alternative k2 incense packetsThree people in Rutherford County followed the “White Rabbit” on Tuesday evening. A Murfreesboro couple did the prior week. They followed it straight to the emergency room.

Law enforcement and legislators remain locked in a battle against synthetic drugs — lab-created substances that mimic the effects of traditional illicit drugs. They are marketed as incense, bath salts or plant food but produce effects similar to cocaine, marijuana or Ecstasy. Last year, legislators banned certain synthetic marijuana products marketed as incense with names such as “K2” or “K3.” Dubious chemists answered by creating new products with names such as “White Rabbit” and “Vampire Blood” that contain different ingredients not yet banned by Tennessee law.

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