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Spice ruined my life: Suspect still in jail 6 months later

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) Since months after being locked up, Anthony Norton is still behind bars after an ordeal he says began with him smoking the drug Spice.

"Since I heard it was legal, I thought it was okay. Marijuana is illegal...but I thought this was legal. I thought no biggie...it can't harm you. I won't do anything stupid," Norton said from the Effingham County Jail.

But what Norton did after smoking Spice in September still has him locked up.

Investigators say he tried exposing himself to women and a seven year old child at a Rincon gas station.

"It put me in a whole different world. It really did. I lost all train of thought...all my motor skills. I couldn't control myself," Norton said.

Norton says Spice...a herb marketed as incense...made him hallucinate and black out.

He takes responsibility for what he did...but says he remembers none of it.

"I'm totally sorry. I can't think of what I did. I don't know what I did. But I've heard what I did and I would take it back if I could," Norton said.

Norton is now facing charges ranging from soliciting sodomy to cruelty to children.

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie says he doesn't take the charges lightly...and he says he is determined to get Spice out of Effingham County.

"I look at Spice as our modern day LSD. We don't know what the impacts are on one person to the next. You get your young people hooked on it and they can't turn it loose," Norton said.

It would take 1600 dollars to get Norton out of jail...but he says his parents won't bond him out because they are teaching him a lesson.

And after busting gas stations up and down Highway 21 for selling Spice...the Sheriff says he is also trying to teach a lesson of his own.

"If you're going to sell it, be prepared to suffer the consequences whether it is criminal or civil," Sheriff McDuffie said.

"I've spent the last six or seven months of my life in jail for smoking spice. Don't do it," Norton said.

Norton says he has not yet met with a public defender.

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