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St. Clair County officials crack down on sale of deadly synthetic drugs

6:40 PM, Apr 10, 2012   |    comments
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St. Clair County, IL (KSDK) -- Officials are cracking down on the sale of synthetic drugs at 14 locations across St. Clair County,  State's Attorney Brendan Kelly said Tuesday.

Kelly says that search warrants were executed by St. Clair's Drug Tactical Unit and other supporting departments to target retailers with deadly synthetic drugs still on their shelves. This is part of a comprehensive effort by St. Clair County officials to deter the sales of synthetic drugs in rural, suburban, and urban locations in the county.

Drugs targeted include synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

The use of synthetic drugs is on the rise and has been linked to a number of deaths in recent years. Officals say they pose a potential risk because they are not regulated and the process of mixing and making the drugs can be uncontrolled and unpredictable.

There is no word yet on any arrests or charges made during the searches.

The following locations in St. Clair were subject to search warrants today:

Crown Food Mart
348 Collinsville Ave.
East St. Louis, IL

Dupo Fuel Mart
511 Falling Springs
Dupo, IL 62239

Crown Food Mart
306 River Park Dr.
East St. Louis, IL

Crown Food Mart
8301 State St.
East St. Louis, IL

Mobil Gas
9221 Beller Rd.
Mascoutah, IL 62258

Cahokia Liquor
527 Route 3
Cahokia, IL 62206

Sunshine Daydream
4618 N. Illinois
Fairview Heights, IL

Belleville West Discount Cigarettes
6007 West Main St.
Belleville, IL

Town & Country Liquor
1153 Centreville Ave.
Belleville, IL

Belleville Food Mart
1424 Centreville Ave.
Belleville, IL

Cheap Cigarettes
314 Sherman Ave.
Belleville, IL

Stop-N-Go
8700 Collinsville Rd.
Collinsville, IL 62234

Caseyville Mini-Mart
8805 Maple Ave.
Caseyville, IL

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