A man accused of setting a Longmont home on fire while his neighbors were sleeping inside has pleaded not guilty.
Federal agents arrested more than 90 people and more than five million packets of finished designer synthetic drugs were seized in the first nationwide crackdown on designer synthetic drugs in U.S. history.
A Longmont man is facing attempted murder and arson charges in a fire that left his neighbor’s home badly damaged. Police believe he was using a bath salt drug at the time.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill establishing criminal penalties for the illegal use of synthetic drugs known as bath salts.
Selling or manufacturing synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” would be illegal in Colorado under a bill in consideration at the state Legislature.
New synthetic drugs are available for purchase at tobacco shops, convenience stores and even gas stations under packaging labeled as bath salts or plant food.