Sheffield Police Make Announcement About Kratom

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NOTICE … the product KRATOM, (also known as herbal potpourri), in the past has been marketed as an energy stimulant and an aid for muscle pain, and can be found in liquid form as well as powder and capsules.


KRATOM and the alkaloids which form this product are NOW ILLEGAL. Anyone who is in possession of, or offering to sale KRATOM in any form is in violation of the new law which is a Class D felony, and you will be prosecuted. The alkaloid ingredients are called: mitragynine and hydromitragynine.

A variety of KRATOM products have been available statewide in gas stations and retail stores and could be purchased online. They have been sold under names such as Viva Zen, K Chill, Green Wen and Zombie Matter. The new designation of Class D felony, which took effect Jan. 30, 2016 can include a punishment of up to five years in prison.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, there have been concerns over the past several years about the toxicity of KRATOM in multiple organ systems. The substance can have effects similar to narcotics, stimulants and opioids, including their same withdrawal effects.

Please be aware of these products and their effects on your health. We also advise parents to be alert and pay attention to products your children purchase. Being aware could save a life and also prevent future drug addiction. Below are some photos of various products which include KRATOM so you can be more familiar with what their packaging looks like. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office. If you own a retail store that has had this product for sale and you need to dispose of the product you can contact our office and we will assist you. 256-383-0741

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