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.