DEA Investigates Synthetic Drugs in St. Louis Area
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration office in St. Louis is investigating what it calls a "significant" organized effort to distribute illegal synthetic drugs.
St. Louis DEA agent James Shroba told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that eight searches around the region on Wednesday were part of the investigation into bath salts and synthetic marijuana.
The searches were carried out at stores where the drugs were believed to be sold and locations where the drugs were believed to be stored or packaged.
No arrests have been made, but Shroba expects charges to be filed soon.
Locations for the searches included the Barnhart area of Jefferson County, St. Louis, Lincoln and St. Charles counties.