• Thailand busts 1 tonnes of kratom leaves in border with Malaysian

    Thailand busts 1 tonnes of kratom leaves in border with Malaysian0

    (MENAFN) At least one tonnes of kratom leaves have been discovered in the Thai-Malaysian border in southern Thailand’s Songkla Province on Tuesday.

    Officials declared that they busted the new leaves filled in 123 bags, meanwhile, two motorcycles with Songkla license plates were also seen but there was no one existed there.

    They added that the drugs had been trafficked across the border from Malaysia to be hidden there till shifted to Thailand.

    The drugs had the value of at least 700,000 baht (about USD 21,875).

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  • St Charles Co. man warns Kratom use caused him to enter detox center

    St Charles Co. man warns Kratom use caused him to enter detox center0

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – David Lottes never imagined his love of weightlifting would lead to about 15 years of battling opioid use.

    “I heard my shoulder pop,” recalled Lottes about the moment he injured himself lifting more than a decade ago.

    Lottes said that injury and continued weightlifting led to surgeries and using opioids for pain.

    Eventually he turned to Methadone clinics for help to treat his pain and dependency, which brought on its own battles

    “I was in this tunnel where I didn’t leave the house,” Lottes said.

    He decided he’d had enough. He started to detox from Methadone, which lead to even more pain.… Continue reading.

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  • Sheriff seizes banned kratom products

    Sheriff seizes banned kratom products0

    NEW ALBANY – A sweep through New Albany and part of Union County Thursday morning, May 9, netted Union County deputies a quantity of kratom, a controversial herbal substance which Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) agents have termed dangerous and addictive.

    The substance was banned by county and city ordinances in 2017, Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said this week.

    Following efforts by the sheriff, the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 17, 2017, banned the substance. New Albany followed shortly afterward.

    The Union County ordinance indicates that possession of kratom is misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, six months in jail or both.

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