Police, led by federal agents, reportedly raided upstate head shops in a coordinated series of actions against stores allegedly selling designer drugs commonly called "bath salts" and "window cleaner". The WDT reports drugs and cash were seized at one Watertown store.
Meanwhile a 49 year old Watertown man was charged yesterday with using a baseball bat to smash up Tebb's Head Shop in Northland Plaza on State Street. The man told police he lost his cool over his son's alleged purchase of the drugs at the store and resulting medical issues he says nearly led to his death.
There has been increasing pressure to act on the issue of synthetic, "designer" drugs that have caused mayhem among those using what they figured was a legal drug.
Recently, the NYS AG brought civil suits against some shops as well.
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