Dangerous Synthetic Drug Comes To Wichita

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

A new drug is being used in Wichita schools, and it’s killing kids across the country. It’s called “N-bomb,” or “smiles.”

It all started at Heights High School earlier this week when a student went to the school resource officer, tipping him off to kids using the deadly new drug.

“N-bomb,” “smiles,” “25-I” – it’s a new synthetic drug being sold as LSD. But the effects are stronger and deadly, and Wichita police say it has made its way to our schools.

“It sounds really terrible right now … wouldn't want it here,” said Heights student Gareth Barker. “Maybe some of my friends are doing it. I wouldn't know. I worry about the kids who do take it."

A student’s tip led police to a duplex near East Harry and Hillside. Investigators arrested three people, including Raul Gonales from California, and Angel Lopez. Inside the home, police found meth, guns, thousands of dollars in cash, and N-bomb.

Terrell Johnson is raising his four children right next door.

“Who's to know if they are selling drugs to other kids,” Johnson said. “They are like, ‘Come here. How many kids you know at school?’"

The drug has killed dozens of teens across the country, including a 14-year-old from Kansas City two weeks ago.

“It's a synthetic drug that's coming on the scene--a potentially harmful drug,” said Wichita Police Lt. Doug Nolte. “Kids are taking it and not understanding what it can do to you."

Police say they are seeking federal charges in this case. In the meantime, they are asking parents to talk to their kids before it’s too late.

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