The Clay County Sheriff's Department is in the midst of combating an increasing problem.
"Last year, the state passed a law that banned the selling of certain synthetic drugs with certain chemicals," Sheriff Mike Heaton said. "The manufacturers changed the chemical makeup, but it's still a dangerous product."
Incense, which releases fragrant smoke when burned, is being sold in local convenient stores and gas stations.
"We know what the intentions are in buying that product," Heaton said. "It's not to burn incense, it's to smoke and ingest it, which in itself is dangerous to do."
The effects the drug can have on an individual can be hazardous. If the person using the drug drives, they show the same characteristics as an intoxicated driver, according to Heaton.
"It's labeled, 'Not for human consumption,'" Heaton told The Brazil Times. "Based on the chemical formula of the product, it could be illegal. It's dangerous, and it's putting people in harms way for those who ingest it."
Heaton wanted to warn the community to stay away from the product, as well as to ask retailers not to sell it.
The United States Attorney General's Office is targeting businesses that sell the product. If someone has been convicted of using the synthetic drug, the U.S. Attorney General goes after the retailer's license.
"It's a growing problem," Heaton said. "It's a problem we're facing that affects a lot of people."