$3M in kratom seized from Oklahoma manufacturer, company faces 2 class action lawsuits

In a case winding its way through federal court, a Broken Arrow manufacturer of dietary supplements is fighting with the federal government over millions of dollars in product that contains kratom, an herbal drug often marketed as effective for easing opioid withdrawals. 

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the U.S. Marshals Service, acting with investigators from the Food and Drug Administration, seized more than $3 million in kratom from Botanic Tonics LLC.

The products included 250,000 liquid bottles, a tank of liquid product, more than 1,200 cartons of capsules, and more than 1,000 kilograms of bulk powder kratom. 

The government said the seized products containing kratom were manufactured by Botanic Tonics and marketed under the brand name “Feel Free Plant Based Herbal Supplement.” 

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