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New "CRAZY CLOWN" Drug Hits GA Streets
Bank Embezzler sentenced to 30 years in prison
"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 in Statesboro.
Grant Recieved to Expand GSU
  Nearly two years after a banker who vanished was wrongly declared dead, he was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison as he faced angry investors who lost millions of dollars entrusted to the former preacher who turned his persuasive powers into a career as an investment adviser.

Aubrey Lee Price, 48, fled southeast Georgia in summer 2012 after committing acts of fraud that consumed most of the $40 million he raised from 115 clients and left the small Montgomery Bank & Trust, where Price served as a bank director, depleted of its assets and reserves. The bank closed several weeks later.

Price was captured alive in a traffic stop near the Georgia coast in December 2013 and months later pleaded guilty to three federal fraud counts, saying he lied to clients and gave them phony financial statements to cover his tracks as he lost their money in speculative trading and other high-risk investments.

Back in court for sentencing Tuesday, Price gave a rambling 40-minute speech that blamed the bank's managers and others for financial losses that he said he tried to fix by making bad investments. Price sidestepped the year-and-a-half he spent as a fugitive and asked those he'd betrayed to trust him to get their money back.