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December 02, 2016
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NET Investigation results in the recovery of more than 11 thousand packages of suspected Synthetic Cannabinoids

City of Port Jervis PD Chief William J. Worden said, “The illicit sale and use of substances like synthetic marijuana has a dangerous impact on the health and well-being of a community and is of vital concern to law enforcement. Synthetic marijuana is popular among teens and has been known to cause severe medical related side effects and even death. Clearly, this toxic drug is dangerous and putting our young adults at risk. Coordinated enforcement efforts and teamwork from all levels of New York State law enforcement is essential to effectively battle the negative effects that synthetic marijuana and other illicit substances contribute to the quality of life and well being of our communities.”

Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante said, “I am happy to learn of law enforcement's proactive efforts to rid our communities of synthetic drugs such as synthetic marihuana and bath salts. The New York State Police and local law enforcement need the help of the public as well. If you see these synthetic drug products in your corner stores, call the police. Let's shut down these stores that sell dangerous drugs to our children."