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Pam Bondi declares designer drug U-47700 illegal

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Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday outlawed a designer drug she said has been blamed for multiple deaths in Florida. Bondi signed an emergency rule targeting the drug — a synthetic opiate called U-47700 — during a news conference at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Ocala. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the substance lacks any acceptable medical use but has a high potential for abuse. “Synthetic drugs are ruining lives and destroying families, and we must do everything…

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Street drug flakka ravaged South Florida, then disappeared

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A year after it ravaged South Florida, flakka – the synthetic street drug known for causing psychotic outbursts – is virtually gone. The deaths. The hallucinating users. The arrests. All of it. Broward County became infamous as the epicenter for the amphetamine, making national headlines in April 2015 after slowly building on the scene for several months. Users tore off clothes as their body temperatures spiked to 105 degrees. Some hallucinated that they were gods or that they were being…

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