Feds Bust 90 in Fake Pot, Bath Salt Raids

Almost 5 million packets of synthetic pot seized in nationwide crackdown
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2012 6:21 PM CDT
Feds Bust 90 Fake Pot, Bath Salt Raids
In this file photo, containers of bath salts, synthetic stimulants that mimic the effects of traditional drugs like cocaine and speed, sit on a counter at Hemp's Above in Mechanicsburg, Pa.   (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Chris Knight)

Federal agents arrested more than 90 people across 30 states today, in a nationwide crackdown on designer drugs. The DEA seized nearly 5 million packets of artificial pot and almost 167,000 packages of "bath salts," CNN reports. They also confiscated $36 million. "This enforcement action has disrupted the entire illegal industry, from manufacturers to retailers," a DEA administrator said. The bust, dubbed "Operation Log Jam," involved a host of other federal agencies as well, including the FBI, IRS, FDA, ICE, and US Postal Inspection Service. (More Drug Enforcement Administration stories.)

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