Illinois AG calls for end to synthetic drug sales at gas stations

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
(FILE) Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Nine oil companies are being urged to tell their franchise service stations and convenience stores to stop selling synthetic drugs.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says some of these products may be illegal, and most can be unsafe. She says when they're sold at those facilities operating under well-known names, it appears to give them legitimacy.

Madigan's office says the list includes synthetic marijuana and bath salts, among others. Forty-two state attorneys general joined Madigan in calling for an end to their sale.