Synthetic drugs continue to plague Murfreesboro and surrounding areas. Most recently, a 24-year old Antioch woman was arrested in Rutherford County after being pulled over on South Church Street.
Once questioned, police learned that Priscilla Grace Capizzi had a small bag of synthetic weed in her bra. A female officer later retrieved the synthetics and she was charged accordingly.
Synthetic marijuana, unlike the real plant, is quite dangerous for users. Once hooked withdrawls can include the inability to control your bodily functions, seizures and death in some cases. During a past interview with a Murfreesboro synthetic user, we were told that withdrawing from synthetics is like being hit by a Mack truck. Other users report pain throughout their body.
In 2012, synthetic drugs that were being sold at local gas stations were outlawed by state legislators. The drugs were once sold under names like Spice and K2. However, the synthetics that include the dangerous "Bath Salts" continue to be sold on the black market in Murfreesboro and Nashville.
Video of a synthetic user in Murfreesboro, TN:
MPD Arrest Report #15-14492 A