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Rep. Erik Simonson to Head House Subcommittee Studying Synthetic Drugs

By KBJR News 1

Rep. Erik Simonson to Head House Subcommittee Studying Synthetic Drugs

April 19, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2013 at 6:12 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Representative Erik Simonson of Duluth has been named chairman of a special House of Representative subcommittee to study the growing issue of synthetic drugs.

Simonson was named to the position by Rep. Michael Paymar, chairman of the House Public Finance and Policy Committee.

Synthetic drugs are dangerous, chemically laced substances similar to marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine that are sold over the counter at convenience stores, gas stations and tobacco shops.

"These substances pose a threat to our community and that threat is only growing," said Rep. Simonson. "My goal and the goal of this committee is to produce a plan to address this problem."

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