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The Land of the Free… and Designer Drugs. 

The Land of the Free… and Designer Drugs.  “One pill can kill”    Words by Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez    A novel synthetic substance is rapidly spreading through Jacksonville — with potentially deadly consequences. Known as “N” for N-Dimethyl Pentylamine (hydrochloride), this drug falls under the category of cathinone, which are natural stimulants derived from Khat, a plant that is illegal in the United States. However, the version of the drug surfacing in Jacksonville is entirely synthetic, combining a hazardous blend of chemicals designed to imitate the effects of the natural stimulant.    The narcotic is a white or …

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