Natasha Vargas-Cooper

Freelance Reporter

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Freelance reporter, she wrote a piece called “Bath Salts: Deep in the Heart of America's New Drug Nightmare” for Spin Magazine.

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Synthetic drugs providing cheap highs that appear to be legal are being sold over the counter all over the country—and on the Internet. What are they?

High Tech Chemistry and the War on Drugs

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Last week, the Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 90 people in 31 states and seized millions of packets of powder with names like “Spice” and “Ivory Wave.”

Synthetic Drugs from Bath Salts to Spice

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