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"Crazy Clown" Drug Hits Streets In Georgia

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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA -

Effingham County Sheriff's Office News Release:

In the last 24 hours, at least eight patients in Southeast Ga. have been hospitalized; some patients have been admitted to intensive care and are on life support. " The substance is sold under the names Crazy Clown or Herbal Madness Incense, among others, " Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.

The substance is most commonly smoked or burned in a small bowl and inhaled.

Please be aware that convenience stores and smoke shops in your jurisdiction could be endangering lives by selling this drug. It's active ingredient is unknown.

"Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, weakness, cardiac problems, but of note some subjects are experiencing paralysis," Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.  " Several were admitted to intensive care and are on life support. The drug has been sent to the crime lab for testing, " Ehsanipoor said.

" The  CDC is now investigating, concerned about effect of "Crazy Clown" on other users across the country.  Right now, all we can do is issue a warning until we obtain further results regarding the ingredients, " Ehsanipoor said.

If you see this item in any local store, please contact the Effingham County Sheriff's Office at 912-754-3449.

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