Police seize over 260 pounds of synthetic drugs worth $2.3M

Two men have been indicted in the District’s largest-ever synthetic drug bust, in which police seized more than 250 pounds of a substance marketed as Bizarro from a storage space in Northwest D.C.

On August 27, Maryland State Police and the Metropolitan Area Drug Task Force intercepted the drugs after they were shipped from the West Coast.

The new law allows district officials to shut down any business – typically liquor stores and gas station – caught selling the synthetic drugs, which are supposed to produce a high similar to marijuana, but instead have been known to launch people on hallucinations and violent rampages.

Synthetic marijuana has been posing dangers across the country, with 439 ambulance trips in June of this year connected to the drug in D.C. alone.

Abera told police he went to the storage facility several times in recent months to get black trash bags from Issa...

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