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Jul 3, 2014 8:56 AM

New Synthetic Drug Causing Concern

CORPUS CHRISTI - A dangerous drug is sweeping the country and it's already responsible for nearly two dozen deaths.

It's a synthetic drug that mimics LSD and is typically sprayed on pieces of colorful blotter paper that users ingest. It's known on the streets as N-Bomb, Smiles and 25i.

The DEA says that synthetic LSD is often sold online for $5-$10 and is more potent than other hallucinogenic drugs. Just like other synthetic drugs, there is no standard manufacturing process, so potency can vary.

Local narcotics investigators say, if it hasn't made its way here already, it's only a matter of time before it surfaces.

According to the DEA, at least 20 people in the U.S. between the ages of 15-29 died from using synthetic LSD between 2012 and 2013.

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