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Lac du Flambeau tribe declares emergency over rise in synthetic drug use

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GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The Lac du Flambeau Indians declared a state of emergency Wednesday over the growing use of synthetic drugs on the tribe’s reservation in far northern Wisconsin.

The tribe says it will act quickly to prosecute those who sell and use the drugs, and it will offer more extensive rehabilitation services.

Lac du Flambeau officials say they’ve seen a large increase in the use of synthetic marijuana, plus bath salts which cause highs similar to cocaine and amphetamines. The drugs are made from legal chemicals, and tribal authorities say they’ve caused violent and bizarre behavior on the reservation.

The Wisconsin Legislature acted a couple years ago to ban synthetic drugs statewide.

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