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Concern that deadly synthetic drug N-Bomb could hit East Coast

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A drug called the N-Bomb, 25-Eye or Smiles is one of the top five most prevalent drugs facing youth today, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Right now this synthetic mix is mostly on the West Coast, but addiction specialists in our area are anticipating it will be here soon.

N-Bomb is a hallucinogen likened to a dangerous combination of MDMA and LSD. It is administered through a nasal spray, a liquid, and a powder, said Pamela Capaci, the executive director of Prevention Links, an organization specializing preventing drug abuse. Though the synthetic compound isn't seen regularly in the tri-state, Capaci said the agency has added it to a list of dangerous drug trends quickly spreading nationwide.

It is particularly popular among teenagers as an alternative to LSD.

The Drug Enforcement Administration implicates the drug in the deaths of 14 people in at least 11 states.

Users say the effects of the drug can last for hours or even days. But small amounts can lead to overdose, including seizures and heart attack.

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