Cheap, synthetic 'flakka' dethroning cocaine on Florida drug scene | Reuters

MIAMI For decades, South Florida has battled drug traffickers who ship boatloads of cocaine from South America. Now the region is dealing with http://bizdays.com/Florida/bizid-672894.html a new epidemic - cheap, synthetic drugs that arrive from China through the mail.

As authorities in the Sunshine State battle with the surge of Alpha-PVP, better known as "flakka" or "gravel," police departments have begun equipping officers with field detection kits, employing sniffer dogs at mail facilities and training patrol units to look for signs of delirium.

The drug's popularity, however, is only growing. In 2014, the first year