Synthetic Drug Usage Up from Last Year 8/21/13
CBS 7 News
August 21, 2013
Odessa – As the city of Odessa continues its fight to ban synthetic drugs, one lab is seeing a rise in users abusing these substances.
According to Drug Screen Compliance in Odessa, the number of drug tests resulting positive for synthetic drugs have increased to 18.6 percent this year. That’s almost 2 percent more than last year.
Staff say education is the best way to put a stop this trend.
“We actually do need to educate the children that this is a drug,” Rhonda Murphy, manager at Drug Screen Compliance said.
The two most common synthetic drugs being tested are synthetic marijuana, or K2, and bath salts.