28 people face federal drug trafficking charges related to the sale and production of bath salts and other synthetic drugs.
The operators of a Columbia retail store pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges alleging a $2 million scheme to distribute synthetic marijuana.
Synthetic drugs are blamed in the death of a Poplar Bluff man who died while in police custody.
A year ago, Cape Girardeau and the rest of Southeast Missouri was said to be a hotbed for bath salt users.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was notified.
The manager of the Tobacco Shop in Platte City is accused of selling the synthetic drug from the store.
The DEA seized more than $36 million in cash, arrested 91 people, and led to 5 million packets of synthetic drugs being removed from the public.
Though there haven’t been any arrests yet, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says after seeing as much as he saw today, there probably will be.
Authorities raided more than a dozen businesses as part of a crackdown.
Authorities seized $110,000 worth of synthetic drugs from a business supplying them to retail stores throughout Illinois