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New "CRAZY CLOWN" Drug Hits GA Streets
Bank Embezzler to be sentenced at end of October
"CRAZY CLOWN" DRUG Hits Streets In Georgia, In the last 24 hours, at least eight patients in Southeast Ga. have been hospitalized; some patients have been admitted to intensive care and are on life support. " The substance is sold under the names Crazy Clown or Herbal Madness Incense, among others, " Effingham Co Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.
The substance is most commonly smoked or burned in a small bowl and inhaled.
Please be aware that convenience stores and smoke shops in your jurisdiction could be endangering lives by selling this drug. It's active ingredient is unknown.
"Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, weakness, cardiac problems, but of note some subjects are experiencing paralysis," Effingham Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said. " Several were admitted to intensive care and are on life support. The drug has been sent to the crime lab for testing, " Ehsanipoor said.
" The CDC is now investigating, concerned about effect of "Crazy Clown" on other users across the country. Right now, all we can do is issue a warning until we obtain further results regarding the ingredients, " Ehsanipoor said.
Georgia Southern University along with the city of Statesboro and U.S. Representative John Barrow, will announce a $1.1 million grant from the Economic Development Administration Thursday.
The federal grant will be used to expand the city campus. Everyone is invited to attend Thursday's big announcement about
the EDA grant at 3:30 p.m. at the University's City Campus on East Main Street
Grant Recieved to Expand GSU
A federal judge will sentence bank embezzler Lee Price at the end of October.
Price skipped town and faked his death just before Montgomery Bank and Trust closed. Price eluded police for more than a year before Glynn County deputies arrested him during a traffic stop.
He later pleaded guilty to the charges. His court date is set for October 28 in Statesboro.