Three men indicted in Denver for allegedly distributing and buying synthetic marijuana will remain in federal custody over the weekend, a magistrate judge ruled Thursday.
Nine people indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver were arrested in a handful of states as part of a national crackdown on synthetic marijuana, state and federal authorities announced Wednesday.
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.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill establishing criminal penalties for the illegal use of synthetic drugs known as bath salts.