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Police: 14-year-old girl among those sickened by synthetic drug

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Updated: 9/04/2013 6:33 pm
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Crazy Clown. Zombie Killa. It's sold under dozens of different names. Kids call it Spice. Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering calls it poison.

"It is not synthetic marijuana. It is not. It's a synthetic drug," said Doering.

It's a synthetic drug that has made about a dozen young people in his jurisdiction sick. Action News told you about eight teenagers and young adults who had to be hospitalized after smoking Spice last week.

We've learned four more cases have been reported since Sunday. Doering says one user was a 14-year-old girl.

He said, "Why would you smoke it if you don't know what it is?"

The chief said a lot of Spice has been sold at Mary Jane's Emporium in Brunswick. He said charges are pending against the owner after its so-called "incense" tested positive as a schedule one narcotic.

We found out Wednesday, the place is still open. The clerk refused to talk to us.

Doering said Spice is hard to control because you can't tell it's illegal by simply looking at the package. Change the name, alter a chemical, and it's legal again.

He said, "It's not like we're not trying to be proactive, because we are."

He said the prices of Spice range between $15 and $100.

He said the best way to combat the problem is by telling parents what to look for. And by telling users the high off Spice is nothing like the high someone gets off marijuana. It's much more dangerous.
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M1A MA9101 - 9/5/2013 5:00 PM
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Comman scense left the human race when Political correctness infiltrated this society.

Warnin - 9/5/2013 1:01 PM
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Isn't this a way of weeding the week out of the herd? Apparently these idiots don't have anything better to do but experiment with their own lives. Buy it and give it to them. It'll cost us less to kill them now than support them for the rest of their lives. And while you are at it why not ask where the hell were her parents?

eviltwinmorgan - 9/5/2013 7:20 AM
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If these are the lengths people are willing to go to get high, then it probably is time to have a serious national discussion about "weed".

c9bcrewman - 9/4/2013 5:46 PM
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dumb ass kid taking something she should of not taken. where is her common sense? don't feel sorry for her.
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