DEA says more synthetic drug raids coming
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – They`re not saying much about their ongoing investigation because no ones been indicted yet. Since we were the first TV station in the country to expose synthetic cocaine, we know who`s behind the stores raided by agents.
Pam Tabatt has long defended selling synthetic drugs. She once told me on camera that the users need to take responsibility. Yet, she`s been able to sell products like fake bath salts (synthetic cocaine) and fake incense (synthetic marijuana) because the laws haven`t kept up with the tricks used by manufacturers and dealers.
The DEA is confident that it`s changing and they`ll be able to attack this new frontier of dangerous drugs. One raid of what appeared to be a massive distribution site showed barrels of what could be chemical compounds shipped from Asia. This is where powders, meant to mimic the affects of cocaine, might be put in a package that says `bath salts` or ‘pot scrubber.’ Then barrels of other hallucinogenic chemicals can be sprayed on old plant material and packaged as expensive incense. The DEA`S special agent in charge, James Shroba, said these raids are just the beginning.
Tonight, only on FOX 2 News at 10pm, we will reveal more about these chemical compounds and how dealers tried altering them to escape the eyes of the law. You`ll hear Pam Tabatt try to blame the people who she was selling to.
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