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Possessing dangerous synthetic “designer drugs” that mimic cocaine and marijuana is now illegal, under a new law sponsored by State Senator Sam McCann of Carlinville.

 width=McCann says with the new law banning certain bath salts, the fight against drugs can continue and progress can be made in Illinois.

[audio:smcann726a.mp3]Listen to McCann's comments here.[/audio]

McCann says law enforcement agencies are already praising the passage of this law and what it will mean to the fight on drugs.

[audio:smcann726b.mp3]Listen to McCann's comments here.[/audio]

McCann adds that the labeling of such synthetic drugs as ‘bath salts’ is a marketing ploy by companies to get around authorities.

[audio:smcann726c.mp3]Listen to McCann's comments here.[/audio]

At least one death in central Illinois is believed to have been caused by an overdose of MDPV.

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