Feds Bust 90 in Fake Pot, Bath Salt Raids
Almost 5 million packets of synthetic pot seized in nationwide crackdown
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2012 6:21 PM CDT
In this file photo, containers of bath salts, synthetic stimulants that mimic the effects of traditional drugs like cocaine and speed, sit on a counter at Hemp's Above in Mechanicsburg, Pa.   (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Chris Knight)

(Newser) – Federal agents arrested more than 90 people across 30 states today, in a nationwide crackdown on designer drugs. The DEA seized nearly 5 million packets of artificial pot and almost 167,000 packages of "bath salts," CNN reports. They also confiscated $36 million. "This enforcement action has disrupted the entire illegal industry, from manufacturers to retailers," a DEA administrator said. The bust, dubbed "Operation Log Jam," involved a host of other federal agencies as well, including the FBI, IRS, FDA, ICE, and US Postal Inspection Service.

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