Synthetic drugs are an issue that has garnered a lot of media attention lately. Synthetic marijuana, or K2 as it is commonly known, is said to induce psychosis. There have been headlines involving the illicit substance that include an out-of-state man that began eating the family dog while high on the substance.

At times, as these substances are developed and then sold, they can fly under the radar for a short time, even being sold legally in some states. Eventually, however, laws are changed and the substances are banned. Synthetic marijuana has been an increasing issue that Minnesota is cracking down on statewide.

Undercover drug busts in pursuit of those selling synthetic marijuana are emerging across the state. A tobacco store in Southwest Minneapolis was recently a target of this crackdown. An undercover officer purchased synthetic marijuana from the store, obtained a search warrant and then raided the store.