The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics has warned the public to be wary when buying e-liquid after an additive sold as CBD was found to contain the deadly drug fentanyl.
The e-liquid was seized as part of an investigation into the illicit sale of synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as ‘spice’.
Synthetic cannabinoids mimic the effects of cannabis but are far more dangerous.
A team of investigators searched nine businesses, arrested seven individuals and seized $350,000 in bank deposits.
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy briefed the media about the findings and stressed the danger fentanyl presented to unsuspecting CBD vapers.
“It may be as in last week’s seizures of these dosage units that it was basically liquid spice that they were being able to put into a vape pen. Now we have at least one dosage unit that we found was laced with fentanyl. This is a dire warning to the citizens of Mississippi. We’ve got to be smarter about the things that we’re doing because of the fact that fentanyl can kill you.”
The e-liquid in question was labelled ‘Diamond CBD Vape Additive’.
Diamond CBD have issued a statement which can be found here