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Drugs / Synthetics #1074385

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The epidemic of recreational drugs coming from overseas noted; the jump in emergency room cases and ER admissions from the drug molly cited.

(Phoenix: Holly Williams) Efforts to stop synthetic designer drugs, which are meant to mimic the effects of illegal street drugs, from coming into the country examined; scenes shown of a warehouse containing “spice,” a synthetic form of marijuana; details given about how the drugs can be freely imported because many of the ingredients are legal and how manufacturers make new drugs when current ones are outlawed; video shown of a young man reacting to a drug. [Special agent Doug COLEMAN†- says China is the main source; says there is nothing the government can do; agrees some people think that legal means safe.] [Victim’s mother Susan WADSWORTH††- comments on her son Noah Carrasco††’s death after taking “N-Bomb.”]

Pelley, Scott;
Williams, Holly

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