Jan. 12, 2012 — The Carter County Fiscal Court passed the first reading of a resolution banning synthetic drug sales during their regular meeting on Thursday.
Ordinance 201 states that the possession, sale, manufacture, deliver, or transportation of the chemicals contained in synthetic cannabis, synthetic cocaine, synthetic ecstasy, and other synthetic drugs is prohibited in Carter County.
The products in question are sometimes sold in gas stations and marked as bath salts, potpourri, incense, plant food, and other misnomers.
Carter County is the third county in Kentucky to begin the process of passing this type of ordinance.
“Most people don’t realize what the product actually is,” County Attorney Patrick Flannery said. “What most people think is just something harmless is actually a designer drug that can cause serious injury or death.”
Look for full coverage of this month’s meeting in Wednesday’s edition of the Journal-Times.