synthetic marijuana

Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 22-year-old Orange resident after the man fled when an officer attempted to stop him for a traffic violation on Thursday, March 20.

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Health issues and deaths involving the use of synthetic marijuana have made national headlines in recent months, and local law enforcement say the dangerous drug is still creating crime and causing problems in Southeast Texas in spite of state legislation and measures taken by cities to eliminate its distribution.

What is synthetic marijuana?

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Police in Orange arrested a 17-year-old Orange resident after the youth was found to be in possession of a bag of what they believe to be synthetic marijuana labeled "Angry Birds."

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Some criminals never learn, and two suspects in Orange County seem to be unable to take a lesson from prior mistakes. Orange County deputies have arrested two men for methamphetamine possession in Orangefield, one of whom was arrested for the same charge less than a month ago and another who faces multiple felony charges posed in three separate indictments, OCSO Chief Deputy Clint Hodkinson reports.

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Deputies in Orange County arrested two men and recovered methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on FM 105 in Orangefield near Orangefield Elementary School at a little after 1 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Officers with the Orange County Correctional Facility found a package containing synthetic marijuana hidden inside a prison transport van on Tuesday, April 9. According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle was parked at 205 South Border St. in Orange when correctional officers found the "green leafy substance."

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Synthetic marijuana packaged in bulk and in small containers

With a mixture of luck and some good police work, Beaumont Police Department narcotics officers made the single largest synthetic marijuana bust in the city's history Tuesday, Jan 29. 

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