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A Deadly High

They go by names like Bath Salts, Spice, Herbal Incense and even Plant Food, but there's nothing natural about these products. A new breed of synthetic drugs is designed to mimic the effects of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and crystal meth. They're cheap, dangerous and legal. Despite a warning label that reads "Not for Human Consumption," an increasing number of people are using these synthetic drugs, often with tragic consequences. Crime Inc. takes you undercover to explore a multibillion-dollar industry.

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  • A New Breed of Drugs

    Cheap, easy to find and increasingly dangerous, a new breed of drugs has quietly taken this country by storm. These synthetic drugs aren't dealt on street corners -- they're available on store shelves.

  • Last Place on Earth

    Last Place on Earth is a Minnesota store earning an estimated $16,000 a day selling synthetic pot and stimulants with names like Role-X Watch Cleaner and Water Pipe Cleaner, according to owner Jim Carlson. The store, located in Duluth, opens with customers lined up around the block every morning.

  • Crime Inc: Synthetic Drugs

    On February 1, 2012, the Selma Police department in Alabama raided a local gas station and confiscated more than $15,000 worth of a new grade of synthetic marijuana called the Blue Bomb. Detective Kendall Thomas describes what was found.

  • Amyl nitrate is a medical treatment for heart disease and cyanide poisoning. It’s also used as an inhalant that goes by the street name “poppers,” and it’s been abused ever since the disco era.

    The marketplace for narcotics isn’t what it used to be. Read ahead to see a list of dangerous drugs that are legal in many American states.

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  • Crime Inc. takes you undercover to explore a multibillion-dollar industry.

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