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Media Advisory

DHH Announces Ban of Deadly Synthetic Drug

Thursday, November 8, 2012  |  Contact: Media & Communications: Phone: 225.342.1532, E-mail: dhhinfo@la.gov

Baton Rouge—Friday morning, State Representative Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell will join Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein, State Police Crime Lab Director Captain Jim McGuane, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore and other law enforcement officials to announce that a dangerous and potent synthetic drug known as 25-I, Smiles or N-Bomb has been added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act, making it illegal to possess, manufacture or distribute in Louisiana.

Who:              State Representative Kevin Pearson
                        Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein
                        State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry
                        Louisiana State Police Crime Lab Director Capt. Jim McGuane
                        East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux
                        East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore                      

What:            Synthetic Drug Ban Announcement           

When:           9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012                       

Where:         Louisiana State Police Crime Lab
                       376 East Airport Drive
                       Baton Rouge, La. 70806     

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state citizens. To learn more about DHH, visit http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov. For up-to-date health information, news and emergency updates, follow DHH's blog, Twitter account and Facebook.

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