Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Sites in Charleston and Greenville are among a federal synthetic drug crackdown in 30 states that targeted the designer drugs bath salts and K2.
The US Justice Department says more than 90 people were arrested and investigators found 19 million packets of synthetic drugs and seized more than $36 million in cash during "Operation Log Jam".
The busts happened in 109 cities across the country. Investigators have not released specific details about what was seized during the busts in Charleston and Greenville.
State and local legislations have had a hard time keeping up with the ever changing chemicals that can be used to make these designer drugs. The Justice Department's website says many of the drugs seized today are not specifically prohibited, but say they are federal law allows officers to treat treat them as controlled substances if they are proven to be chemically or pharmacologically similar to Schedule I or Schedule II drugs.
Click here to read the Drug Enforcement Administration's release on the raids.