NJ lawmakers pass laws to crack down on hallucinogens

Lawmakers passed two bills out of committee aimed at cracking down on the use and sale of hallucinogens like PCP and angel dust.The hallucinogenic drugs

TRENTON - Lawmakers passed two bills out of committee aimed at cracking down on the use and sale of hallucinogens like PCP and angel dust.

The hallucinogenic drugs have been linked to a pair of shocking crimes in Camden. In one case, a mother decapitated her toddler son moments before stabbing herself to death. In the other, a man slit the throat of a 6-year-old boy.

Both were said to be high on PCP at the time of the crimes.

One of the new laws makes PCP dealers responsible for their customer's violent acts. The other permanently outlaws synthetic marijuana, which has been linked to heart attacks and hallucinations.

The bills must next get full approval from the rest of the Legislature.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

On The Road: Point Pleasant Beach preview 1 On The Road: Point Pleasant Beach preview
News 12 New Jersey was on Lloyd Road 2 Powerful storm leaves behind damage across NJ
New Jersey lawmakers held a hearing on immigration. 3 Anxieties ratchet up after Trump immigration crackdown
Fire crews battled a large brush fire in 4 Crews battle brush fire in Keyport
Collection agencies working for the IRS may call 5 Consumer Alert: IRS collections

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE