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Increased Amount of Counterfeit Vaping Cartridges Reported in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Agents at the Lake County Narcotics Agency are seeing an uptick in counterfeit vaping cartridges.

Some of them, filled with THC, the key ingredient in Marijuana. Authorities say they have seized about 1,000 of them over the past year; some through search warrants, others intercepted through the mail.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting nearly 1,100 cases of severe lung illness liked to the use of e-cigerettes. 78% of the patients in those cases admitted to using THC vaping products.

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