A new synthetic drug called "N-Bomb" has been turning up on St.
Louis streets, according to state officials. Also known as "Smiles"
or "Happy," N-Bomb is a designer drug that earned its name from
its chemical makeup, 25I-NBOMe. It is a hallucinogen made from mescaline
and has similar properties to LSD. It can be ingested in liquid form,
on a blotter, or as a powder.
N-Bomb may not be a new drug, but its appearance on the streets of St.
Louis certainly is. Its use is also steadily increasing. According to
officials from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, N-Bomb
has caused several deaths throughout the country due to its effects of
the kidneys. It also has a negative effect on mental health, which has
prompted many to compare it to bath salts, another synthetic drug that
garnered national attention for its dangerous and unpredictable effects on users.
Missouri's Tough Stance on Controlled Substances
Law enforcement agencies throughout St. Louis, Missouri, and the nation
have been focusing their attention on this new synthetic drug. Many states
have already classified it as a controlled substance. Just as with any
other illegal drug, possessing, manufacturing, or selling N-Bomb can come
with serious penalties.
The fact that authorities are quick to crack down on the new drug illustrates
a consistently tough stance on drug use. In Missouri, individuals who
are arrested with N-Bomb or other controlled substances – including
methamphetamine – face serious criminal repercussions such as fines and possible
terms of imprisonment. Penalties will also be enhanced if defendants have
been previously convicted of
At the Hammer Law Firm, LLC, our St. Louis drug crime lawyers have represented
clients charged with a wide range of drug offenses. Although each case
is different, our legal team is intent on obtaining the most favorable
resolution possible, including deferred judgments, charge dismissals,
or penalty reductions. If you or your loved one has recently been arrested
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