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Teens Apparently Experimenting With New Synthetic Drug

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - A warning regarding a newer, possibly more dangerous, synthetic drug that teens are apparently experimenting with. Cindy Schifler with Drug Free Wicomico says, "It's something to be concerned about because a number of young people have died in at least four different states."

Its called 2C1, also known as "smiles." But its effect can do quite the opposite; in some cases we've heard of growling and foaming at the mouth. But mostly, the psychedelic drug comes in pill or powder form and can create a strong physical stimulant effect similar to LSD.

"A lot of these drugs have a longer onset. What happens is they take some and then they take some more and that's when they're reaching the lethal dose," says Schifler. The drug can also cause high blood pressure, which is another reported reason people have died.

Parents, if you see little silver square packets or pills with the letter "I" on them, experts say to get rid of them and talk to your teen about the dangers. All synthetic drugs are illegal.

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