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Synthetic Drugs

Pax­ton Urges Sec­re­tary of State to Fight Fen­tanyl Epidemic

Attorney General Paxton joined 16 states in urging the U.S. Department of State to take a tougher approach to stemming the influx of deadly fentanyl into our country, causing the deaths of thousands of Americans.

January 19, 2022 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Obtains $2 Mil­lion Judg­ment Against Hap­pie Hip­pie Smoke Shop for Sell­ing Ille­gal Syn­thet­ic Drugs

“My office will continue to use all legal means possible to protect Texans and their families from the scourge of synthetic drugs,” Attorney General Paxton said. “As evidenced by the outcome of this latest case, businesses that sell synthetic drugs will be held accountable.”

April 20, 2018

AG Pax­ton Halts Sale of Ille­gal Syn­thet­ic Drugs in $2.5 Mil­lion Set­tle­ment with Hous­ton Smoke Shop

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office, in coordination with Harris County and the city of Houston, obtained a permanent injunction to shut down Fantasy Smoking and Accessories, which sold synthetic cannabinoids without disclosing that the substances are illegal and potentially dangerous. Store owners Glenn and Judy Cohen will pay more than $2.5 million in a final settlement.

February 02, 2018

AG Pax­ton: Per­ma­nent Injunc­tion Ends Ille­gal Sale of Syn­thet­ic Drugs by San Anto­nio Con­ve­nience Store

“My office will not tolerate synthetic drugs being marketed as safe and legal substances when they present such devastating health risks to users” Attorney General Paxton said. “My office will do everything within its power to protect Texans from this growing threat.”

January 12, 2018

Texas Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Pax­ton and the City of Hous­ton File Suit to Stop the Sale of Dan­ger­ous Syn­thet­ic Drugs at Hous­ton Con­ve­nience Store

The Texas Attorney General’s Office today announced a lawsuit, filed jointly with the Harris County Attorney’s Office and City of Houston, against 2709 Broadway, Inc. and its owner, Layth Omran, for distributing products containing synthetic marijuana, a dangerous substance that has been linked to overdoses, serious injuries and even deaths.

August 26, 2015