Five million packets of synthetic drugs resembles a giant pile of classic Kool Aid envelopes. They are about the same size, and instead of pictures of the cartoon Kool Aid pitcher, the drugs have pictures of Scooby-Doo. The packets are sold in convenience stores and are popular among teens and young adults.
The drugs are synthetically manufactured and mimic cocaine, LSD, MDMA and methamphetamines. They also have a horrific history of causing psychotic breaks and bizarre behavior, erratic actions and violence. The drugs are popular because they are cheap. They are packed as crystals called bath salts and plant food, and are also mixed with herbs to create a smokable variety which mimics PHC, the active ingredient in pot which is called Spice, K2, Blaze and Red X Dawn.
Federal law enforcement has been doing a lot of these multi-state raids with dozens of arrests. The last one involved Medicare and Medicaid fraud. When an administration is being accused daily of not enforcing laws, not protecting the nation, not securing our border, it is not enough to say “we arrested two people last week in Oshkosh and four people in Tampa yesterday, these huge-net-raids are good headline grabbers and the way these raids are being done probably have as much to do with public relations as with law enforcement. They make for good photo-ops. The ICE probably wishes they could load up twenty or thirty busses with illegal immigrants and drive them to the border for similar photo-ops.