Largest synthetic drug bust affects Texoma

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PARIS,TX -- The DEA announces its largest ever synthetic drug bust, and part of it took place right here in Texoma.

Earlier this afternoon, the agency announced the take down of an intercontinental synthetic drug ring they're calling "Project Synergy," resulting in more than 75 arrests and $15 million in cash and assets.

The operation spanned 35 states, including Texas, where Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley says the illegal sale of "K-2" and bath salts has plagued his town for more than three years.

Our cameras were rolling when warrants were served on a local group Hundley says altered the chemicals of the drugs to dodge the law for years.

We'll have much more on this story tonight on News 12 at ten.