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"Crazy Clown" Seized in Glynn County

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GLYNN COUNTY, G.A. -

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says several packages that were seized by the Glynn County Police Department were, in fact, an herbal incense known as "Crazy Clown."

The GBI's Crime Lab in Savannah analyzed the material in these packages to determine if a controlled substance was present, officials said.

The analysis confirmed the presence of a new synthetic cannabinoid, ADB-PINACA. 

Confirmation of this new compound by the GBI Crime Lab is the first known instance of this particular synthetic cannabinoid in the U.S. 

The ADB-PINACA compound is categorized as a Schedule I substance by O.C.G.A 16-30-31 as part of Chase's Law which was passed by the Georgia General Assembly in the 2012 session.

Last month, eight teens and young adults were hospitalized in Brunswick after ingesting the drug.

"Three girls foaming out the mouth. One rolling around on the ground and my nephew couldn't walk," Jason Hedgeard was quoted as saying at the time.

His nephew used "Crazy Clown."

Police Chief Matt Doering said all eight users, ages 16 to 26, were unable to control themselves.

Some were taken to the ICU unable to breathe.

Doering says manufacturers and distributors may be skirting state and federal laws by altering ingredients to stay one step ahead of the law.

"It has to have a certain illegal compound in it, that's what makes it hard for us," Chief Doering said.

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