Drug agents on the look out for synthetic marijuana - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Drug agents on the look out for synthetic marijuana

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:51:18 GMT
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
  • Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:42:06 GMT
    Dr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant CoachDr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant Coach
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
  • Veterans to learn about benefits at American Legion event

    Veterans to learn about benefits at American Legion event

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:34:18 GMT
    William D. Simmons, American Legion 2nd District CommanderWilliam D. Simmons, American Legion 2nd District Commander
    American Legion leaders are preparing for an event to help South Georgia veterans learn more about the benefits they earned. More >>
    American Legion leaders are preparing for an event to help South Georgia veterans learn more about the benefits they earned. More >>

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Albany Dougherty Drug Agents say synthetic marijuana products are illegal in Georgia now.

Governor Sonny Perdue signed the law making K-2 or Spice illegal this week.   It became effective immediately.

Now drug agents warn they're on the lookout for the products.

A-D-D-U agents say these are pictures of K-2 packages being sold on the Internet.

Drug agents say so far they have not seen any of the herb-based product in Albany, but Investigators are looking for it.

A.D.D.U. Commander Major Bill Berry says "It's very close in it's makeup as marijuana is. It has an effect that is as strong, if not a lot stronger. We are hearing some of the experts saying the effects are greater than marijuana."

Experts say spice is manufactured in Asia and sprayed with synthetic substances that mimic T-H-C, the natural chemical in marijuana that causes a high.

Drug agents say spice costs about ten dollars a gram, about the same price as marijuana.

They want to make sure you know it is also now illegal, just like marijuana.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback