New Synthetic Drug 'N-Bomb' Banned in Virginia
The relatively new, synthetic drug has been linked to several deaths around the country and technically is not illegal in every state.
Across the country the LSD-like substance commonly referred to as 'N-Bomb' is causing a stir. The hallucinogenic substance has caused multiple deaths, including one in New Orleans where a 21-year-old male died from taking one drop of it.
Though it has been made clear in some states that the synthetic drug — like K2 — falls into a legal gray area, Virginia is one of the few states where the substance is banned. According to Virginia Code 54.1-3446, N-Bomb is a Schedule 1 drug:
Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation, which contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances, or which contains any of its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation (for purposes of this subdivision only, the term "isomer" includes the optical, position, and geometric isomers):
Alpha-ethyltryptamine (some trade or other names: Monase;a-ethyl-1H-indole-3-ethanamine; 3-2-aminobutyl] indole; a-ET; AET);
4-Bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine (some trade or other names: 2-4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]-1-aminoethane;alpha-desmethyl DOB;2C-B; Nexus)
N-Bomb is a dangerous drug and because it's so new, there are very few effective screens for it. The potent substance is similar to other drugs in many ways but is chemically different which is why the lines of legality on N-Bomb are still blurred. Recent incidents across the country involving the drug have encouraged legislation in different states as well.
Public Information Officer Lucy Caldwell with FCPD said Fairfax County officers are aware of the drug and are keeping an eye out for any incidents. Currently, local law enforcement has not encountered any cases involving N-Bomb.
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