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Nebraska Lawmaker Aims to Ban Synthetic Drugs

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Legislature is expected to debate a proposal that would ban new classes of synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal substances.

Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha, who introduced the bill, says that these drugs are dangerous and need to be outlawed.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office forensic scientist Christine Gabig says law enforcement struggles to keep up with and ban the new forms of synthetic drugs being created.

That's why she is working with McCoy to craft legislation to ban new generations of chemically engineered drugs that mimic the highs users get while using drugs like marijuana, meth, LSD, ecstasy or psychedelic mushrooms.

Gabig says the drugs have been sold at tobacco and head shops disguised as incense.

The bill is LB298.


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