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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Drug Police Target Energy Drinks

Partygoers looking for their second wind or office workers in search of a quick pick-me-up could soon be left an option short if the deputy head of the Federal Service for Drug Control Vladimir Zubrin has his way.

Zubrin said at news conference Friday that his agency's research has found that some energy drinks contain psychotropic substances and may soon be banned, Interfax reported.

"Energy drinks are themselves a kind of drug. They contain psychotropic substances which lead to euphoria, fun and alertness, but they also destroy the organism," Zubrin said.

Zubrin said the service is coordinating with the Health and Social Development Ministry to conduct further research to investigate the presence of more narcotic substances in energy drinks sold in the country. Once the research has been completed, the drug control service will request that a ban be placed on the production and importation of energy drinks.