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East Providence man arrested on synthetic marijuana charges

East Providence man arrested on synthetic marijuana charges

NORTH SCITUATE — An East Providence man was among seven people arrested on drug distribution charges by members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the Smithfield Police Department and the West Warwick Police Department, the Rhode Island State Police announced Friday, Feb. 14. City resident Harry Gyuleseryan was arrested by police

Alan Machado of Riverview Mental Health with a package of “Scooby Snax,” a synthetic marijuana marketed as potpourri. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

The most dangerous drug you’ve never heard of

Banned by the General Assembly, awaiting the governor’s expected signature, synthetic marijuana remains on the market in convenience stores throughout Rhode Island. According to Alan Machado, a liaison at Riverwood Mental Health in Warren, “they can’t get this stuff off the market fast enough.” Marketed as a potpourri and targeted to kids with scents and