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Executive Director Cody Wiberg of the Minnesota Pharmacy Board, left, and Rep. Erik Simonson of Duluth tell a House committee about a bill designed to crack down on synthetic drugs. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Synthetic drug crackdown speeds along

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ST. PAUL -- Fighting synthetic drugs is a popular topic among Minnesota legislators.

Rep. Erik Simonson, D-Duluth, presented his bill to crack down on the dangerous chemicals to the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee Tuesday, going away with few questions and a unanimous vote. A Senate

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House and Senate votes will not be the end for the synthetic drug fight, Simonson said.

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