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Boylan parents learn about the dangers of synthetic drugs

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Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato brought the dangers of synthetic drugs to some Boylan high school parents.

One of the parents who talked to 13 NEWS said she wasn't just surprised about how dangerous these drugs are but how easily students can get there hands on them.

"I can't believe you can go into a gas station and buy this stuff." Said Boylan High School parent Bethany Hoff.

She worries about the dangerous effects these drugs can have on students including her son.

"It can kill these kids, I mean one hit or a couple or a couple hits and they're in the hospital having all these problems or they die."

Amy Miles is an advanced chemist and works in the forensic toxicology department of the Wisconsin state health lab. She says researchers still haven't learned the full impact of these synthetic drugs.

"Those of us that are experts don't know the full impact of these drugs. We know that they're poisonous and can kill you and what we're trying to convey to student is that if you don't know what that drug or that thing is that someone's trying to give you just don't do it," said Miles.

Bruscato believes if parents don't take notice - this problem could affect the entire community for a long time to come.

"If we don't deal with the problem of synthetic marijuana it will hurt our ability to keep our kids happy safe and educated," said Bruscato.

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