DHH bans two new designer drugs

DHH bans 2 new designer drugs

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two new dangerous designer drugs have been banned by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The controlled substances are commonly called "Train Wreck 2" and "Kali Berry".

"It is incredibly disheartening that dangerous new synthetic marijuana compounds continue to make their way onto the streets," says DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert. "These are dangerous chemical mixtures that can have serious medical impacts on their users. I am grateful for the work of law enforcement across the state as well as Louisiana Poison Control in helping to identify new substances."

"These are designer drugs in the purest sense," says Dr. Mark Ryan, director of the Louisiana Poison Control Center. " They are being developed for the sole purpose of being abused. I've seen the terrible effects they cause and feel that we must do everything possible to control this problem."

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