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Illinois State Police are taking steps to rid the streets of synthetic drugs. In fact, they seized a large amount form the shelves of the “Brown Bag” video store in McClure this week. Karent Dobner, with the Maximus Foundation, applauds the clean-up efforts for very personal reasons.

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Dobner’s son died in June after using synthetic marijuana only once. State Trooper David Sneed says investigators found K-2 and bath salts on “Brown Bag’s” shelves. Both were outlawed in the state earlier this year. The drugs cause very dangerous side effects, such as hallucinations and increased heart rates. Sneed says no arrests have been made but an investigation is underway.

 
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