“Black Magic” sold in New Hanover vape shop, man charged

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A synthetic cannabinoid that was sold in vape shops across the state caused seizures, hallucinations, paranoia and even cardiac arrest. Now one man faces charges.

According to the Department of Justice, Akram Abde-Aziz, 50, is charged with intent to distribute a quantity of 5F-ADB, a schedule I controlled substance known as “Black Magic” and other similar names.

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It was sold in vape shops in Onslow, Craven, Wilson, Cumberland, New Hanover, and Pamlico counties.

Authorities learned about the drug when more than three dozen people needed medical attention after ingesting the product.