EU drug cops baffled by new wave of "designer narcotics" brewed in China, sold online

"With catchy nicknames like Meow Meow, Spice and NRG-1, the drugs are often sold online as 'legal highs.' They typically come in powder form and can be snorted, licked or packed into tablets and create highs that mimic drugs ranging from cocaine to ecstasy, which some narcotics experts say has become less available amid a world-wide effort to blunt production." WSJ on "designer drugs" cooked up in China and sold in Europe. Some 24 new strains were identified last year. Sellers sometimes try to evade liability by marketing the drugs as "plant food," "bath salts" or "pond cleaner."