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DHH to ban synthetic drug '25-I'

Officials at the Department of Health and Hospitals has declared the synthetic drug 25-I a public health risk and added it to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act.

FOX 8 News received this media advisory from DHH Thursday evening:

BATON ROUGE - Friday morning, State Representative Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell will join Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein, State Police Crime Lab Director Captain Jim McGuane, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore and other law enforcement officials to announce that a dangerous and potent synthetic drug known as 25-I, Smiles or N-Bomb has been added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act, making it illegal to possess, manufacture or distribute in Louisiana.

A DHH official tells FOX 8 that an Arkansas man died during the Voodoo Music Experience last month after ingesting a dose of 25-I, which is described as a synthetic psychedelic.

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