School and police officials in Lakeville are warning parents about a new hallucinogenic drug gaining popularity with Minnesota students.
"We have recently become aware of the presence of a drug with the street name 'N-Bomb' being used and distributed in Minnesota high schools," the school district said in an email sent to parents last week.
Lakeville Police Chief Jeff Long believes the designer drug has similar properties to LSD, but is "much more potent," the email said.
Small amounts can cause seizures, heart attack or arrested breathing, and death, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The synthetic drug was reportedly responsible for the death of a teenage girl in Woodbury earlier this year. A total of five people were charged in May in connection to the death.
At least 19 young people died after taking one of three derivatives of the drug, 25I- 25C- or 25B-NBOMe, between March 2012 and August 2013, the DEA says.
N-Bomb is sometimes ingested on the tongue, or under the tongue, with a strip of paper. It can also be smoked, snorted or used in a spray form.
The school district says students who are approached to buy the drug should report it to their dean, school resource officer or make an anonymous tip to report-it.com.
Authorities say seizures of all types of synthetics have grown exponentially over the last year.