Police raids on shops in Perth and Northbridge uncovers synthetic drugs

MORE synthetic drugs have been seized by police from smoking and sex shops in Northbridge and Perth.

“We seized about 415 packets of psychoactive substances with a retail value of about $25,000,” Senior Sergeant Craig Davis said.

Last Friday, police raided Club X outlets in Northbridge and Perth, Off Ya Tree and Cloud 9 shops in Perth and the Happy Herbs store in Northbridge.

The raids also netted 20 packets of what is alleged to be magic mushrooms.

Use of synthetic drugs is known to cause anything from a mild headache and no high, to potential psychotic behaviour if used repeatedly.

However, because the active ingredients can be changed in a laboratory they are difficult to list on the state’s drug schedule.

Sgt Davis said no charges had yet been laid from the raids.

He said the drugs would be analysed, which could take up to six months, but the packaging indicated they were prohibited substances.

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