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A Shameful South Carolina Export

It’s not only Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are providing illegal substances that plague our nation and ruin our young peoples’ lives. We also hear about marijuana from British Columbia and California, methamphetamine labs just about anywhere, and apparently, synthetic drugs coming right here from South Carolina.

The whole “synthetic drug” craze has only been known for about two years now. Someone came up with a way to take various kinds of leaves and substances and treat them with legal chemicals in order to create a substance that can make a person high. Since these didn’t exist before, every state rushed, upon learning of their danger, to pass restrictions on them and get them ousted from store shelves.

A story from May 2012 says that federal investigators are finding these drugs entering Minnesota and Wisconsin and they are hot on the trail to find out who is shipping them from Texas and Nevada as well as from our home state. When the substances are being shipped illegally through the U.S. Postal System, that’s when the federal agents get more involved. Minnesota and Wisconsin passed laws last year against these synthetic drugs, which are often sold as “bath salts” or “plant food.” At least 14 search warrants have been issued because of packages received from Greenville, South Carolina.

It has been a gray area because for awhile these items were legal, and so it was not illegal to ship them to other states as well. The company here in South Carolina is called “Southern Burn” and the owner is a 26 year old man named Ravi Patel who is also the registered agent for Revolution Distribution. He shipped from a UPS store to the Twin Cities and Rochester, as well as in Tomah and Black River Falls, Wis.

There have been a number of overdoses that have occurred because of this product and as mentioned, all states are working through their legislative processes to add synthetic drugs to the list of illegal substances. It was only a year ago over in Blaine, Minnesota that a group of teens legally ordered these synthetic drugs through the mail, resulting in the death of 19 year old Trevor Robinson, who was described as “an ordinary kid” and “a new father,” and of the hospitalization of two of the friends.

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