Postal inspectors crack down on synthetic drugs 07 May 12

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – U.S. postal inspectors are cracking down on synthetic drug shipments in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Both states recently passed laws that ban certain chemicals found in synthetic marijuana and stimulants. The Star Tribune  reports the Postal Inspection Service has seized more than two dozen shipments from South Carolina, Texas and Nevada. Postal inspectors in St. Paul have jurisdiction in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

An early target of the law appears to be a Hoffman man who received shipments of synthetic drugs, some of which came from WTF Herbals, of Houston, Texas. A spokesman for the company, Justin Patterson, said Sunday he believed his products were legal in every state. Patterson says he’s recalling all shipments to Minnesota and will make no further sales in the state.

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