DEA placing Kratom on Schedule I classification

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Drug Enforcement Administration says it will now place the drug Kratom on a Schedule I classification.

The DEA says the drug’s  main ingredients are an imminent hazard to the public safety.

Back in January 2015 FOX 46 Charlotte told you about this drug that many in our area take to overcome addictions to other illegal substances.

With the ruling Kratom will now be treated the same as other drug like heroin, ecstacy and LSD.

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