The DEA is cracking down on three synthetic drugs -- with the street names "25-i," "Smiles," and "N-bomb" -- which have become increasingly popular in Idaho, particularly in Kootenai County.
The DEA just banned the drugs, which have a strong hallucinogen effect similar to LSD, five days ago. They can elevate your heart rate and blood pressure and could lead to death.
"This is a drug that's being abused across the nation," Idaho State Police Crime Lab manager Anne Nord said.
The trio of drugs come from the same drug family as meth and ecstasy, but have similar effects to LSD.
Nord says in Idaho one death has been likely associated to the drug. In the last three or four months Nord says there have been roughly 20 cases statewide, including 15 in Kootenai County and five in the Moscow / Lewiston area.
"Twenty doesn't sound like a lot but we don't get all the drugs out there, this is just a sampling of the people who were caught with it," Nord said.