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Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston held two examples of synthetic marijuana m

New fight against a new drug


It comes in innocuously labeled packages such as Space Lemon Line Incense, Syn Fire Incense, Rave On Premium Bath Salts and Benzo Fury, but law enforcement maintain the products are anything but harmless. 

They’re marketed as incense and bath salts but are actually synthetic narcotics, drugs growing in popularity and that up until July were legal to possess and use in Minnesota. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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