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Lynch FILED Mjd Aff and Exhibit 1

Lynch FILED Mjd Aff and Exhibit 1

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SUPREMECOURTOFTHESTATEOFNEWYORKCOUNTYOFBROOMEPEOPLEOFTHESTATEOFNEWYORK,byERICT.SCHNEIDERMAN,.AttorneyGeneraloftheStateofNewYork,Petitioner,
AFFIRMATION
-against-THOMASJ.LYNCH,D/B/AROLLINGFIREGLASSWORKS,Respondent.
BROOMECOUNTYCLERK
MICHAELJ.DANAHER,JR.,anattorneydulyadmittedtopracticelawintheStateofNewYork,affirmsthefollowingunderthepenaltiesofperjury:1.IamanAssistantAttorneyGeneralintheofficeofEricT.Schneiderman,AttorneyGeneraloftheStateofNewYork(OAG),assignedtotheBinghamtonRegionalOffice.Iamfullyfamiliarwiththefactsandcircumstanceofthisproceeding,whicharebasedoninvestigativematerialscontainedinthefilesoftheAttorneyGeneral'soffice.2.IsubmitthisAffirmationinsupportofPetitioner'sapplicationforanOrderandJudgmentpermanentlyenjoiningRespondentfromengagingindeceptive,fraudulentandillegalbusinesspractices,requiringthatRespondentproduceanaccountingofmislabeledandmisbrandedproductssoldandawardingpenaltiesandcoststotheStateofNewYork3.Unlessotherwiseindicated,Imakethisaffirmationuponinformationandbelief,baseduponmyinvestigation,areviewofdocumentsandotherevidenceonfile
 
withtheDepartmentofLaw.Annexedheretoinsupportofthispetitionarethefollowingdocuments:Exhibit1Exhibit2AffidavitofSeniorInvestigatorChadShelmidine,sworntoJuly3,2012,togetherwithExh.A-K.AffidavitofDr.MajaLundborg-Gray,M.D.,FAAEM,FACEP,sworntoonJuly5,2012,togetherwithExh.A-G.FederalDirectivesandBulletinsandNewYorkStateDepartmentofHealthOrderforSummaryActionExhibit3
INTRODUCTION
4.Thiscaseisbroughtinresponsetotheproliferationof"designerdrugs"thatarebeingmarketedandofferedforsaletoNewYorkconsumers.Designerdrugs,referredtoas"streetdrugalternatives"bythefederalFoodandDrugAdministration("FDA"),generallyhaveoneormoreofthefollowingcharacteristics.Theytypicallyare(i)"manufactured,marketed,ordistributedasalternativestoillicitstreetdrugs;"(ii)"intendedtobeusedforrecreationalpurposestoeffectpsychologicalstates(e.g.togethigh,topromoteeuphoria,ortoinducehallucinations,"and/oriii)claimtohaveeffectsontheuserthat"mimictheeffectsofcontrolledsubstances."SeeExhibit3,annexed
.
-
hereto,pp.3-4(FDAGuidanceforIndustryStreetDrugAlternatives).5.
It
isindisputablethatthegrowthinthemarketfordesignerdrugsandotherstreetdrugalternativesposesadangertotheAmericanpopulation.SeeExhibit2,annexedhereto,AffidavitofMajaLundborg-Gray,M.D.,FAAEM,FACEP,sworntoonJuly5,2012,("Lundborg-GrayAff."),~3.Usersoftheseproductscanexperienceseverehealtheffects,someresultinginlong-termdisabilityorevendeath.SeeExhibit2,Lundborg-GrayAff.,~5-15.2
 
6.Sellingproductsforhumanconsumptionthatareinsufficientlylabeledormislabeledisinherentlydangerous.Consumerscannotmakeinformeddecisionsaboutthesafetyoftheproductstheypurchaseandwithoutknowingwhatdrugsorsubstancespeoplehaveingested,medicalpersonnelarehinderedintheirabilitytoprovideimmediateandappropriatemedicalcare.SeeExhibit2,Lundborg-GrayAff.,~~2-3.TheFDAalsoconsidersanyproductthatispromotedasastreetdrugalternativetobeanunapprovednewdrugandamisbrandeddruginviolationofsections505and502oftheFederalFood,Drug,andCosmeticAct.SeeExhibit3,p.3,annexedhereto7.Tocombattheproblemofdesignerdrugs,lawenforcementauthoritieshavebeenactingtoincludedesignerdrugswithinthelistofprohibitedcontrolledsubstances.Forexample,in2011theUnitedStatesDrugEnforcementAdministration("DEA")useditsemergencyschedulingauthoritytotemporarilybanthreesyntheticstimulants,Mephedrone,3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone(MDPV)andMethylone,chemicalsthatserveastheactiveingredientinthesubstancepopularlyknownas"bathsalts."SeeExhibit3,atp.5("DEAMovestoEmergencyControlSyntheticStimulants;-AgencyWillStudyWhetherToPermanentlyControlThreeSubstances,"September7,2011).8.InMarchof2011andJuneof2012,theDEAalsoimplementedemergencybansonnumerousformulasofsyntheticcannabanoids,alsoknownas"fakepot"products.SeeExhibit3,p.7,("ChemicalsUsedin'Spice'and'K2'TypeProductsNowUnderFederalControlandRegulationDEAWillStudyWhetherToPermanentlyControlFiveSubstances,"March1,2011).SeealsoExhibit3,p.9("CongressAgreestoAdd26SyntheticDrugstoControlledSubstancesAct,"June19,2012).
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