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Police raid smoke shops selling designer drugs

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Smoke shops selling designer drugs are being raided by the feds and local police.

The Drug Enforcement Administration launched a national crackdown against manufacturers, distributors and vendors of bath salts and other illegal compounds.

In Barre, local police seized hundreds of packets of the banned substances from a shop there. Most of those synthetic drugs became illegal in an emergency state rule on Friday.

Bath salts and drugs like it have caused a spike in emergency room visits in Vermont. The drugs are being blamed for deaths around the country.

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