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Morning Roundup: July 22, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Farrah Franklin found passed out drunk on lawn, Tulisa Contostavlos sees drug case thrown out of court, and Jet Blue pilot busted for heroin possession. MORE  

British Man Restrained By 10 Cops After Biting Beachgoers While High On 'Cannibal'

By McCarton Ackerman

An unidentified tourist told police he took a 'load of drugs' that triggered a violent reaction. MORE  

Japan Tightens Restrictions on “Loophole Drugs”

By Paul Gaita

Despite having some of the strictest drug laws in the world, Japan has seen a rise in the use of synthetic drugs. MORE  

Two Synthetic Pot Dealers Face Life in Prison

By Paul Gaita

Two Orange County men face serious consequences for producing and distributing synthetic drugs. MORE  

Bath Salt Epidemic Traced Back to Chinese Lab

By McCarton Ackerman

The synthetic drug that has wreaked so much havoc in the U.S. was the product of a tiny one-man operation in Shanghai. MORE  

New ‘Snapchat’ Drug Hospitalizes Several in Australia

By Shawn Dwyer

Another synthetic drug of unknown chemical components has sent people to the hospital. MORE  

Synthetic Weed Linked to Prison Health Crisis in United Kingdom

By Paul Gaita

Spice and K2 have become a favorite among British prisoners for leaving no trace in drug tests. MORE  

Recent Deaths Can’t Deter Minnesota's Synthetic Drug Boom

By Paul Gaita

Despite three overdose deaths in six months and a widespread ban of synthetic drugs, Minnesotans continue using the drugs unabated. MORE  

London Dubbed 'Cocaine Capital Of Europe'

By McCarton Ackerman

Meanwhile, other major European cities have seen their sewage water become contaminated with ecstasy, crystal meth, and synthetic drugs. MORE  

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