5:30 a.m., Feb. 22
County Supervisors Declare Synthetic Stimulants A Public Nuisance
County Supervisors continued their crackdown on synthetic drugs at a board meeting today.
The drugs, also known as "spice" and bath salts, are now considered a public nuisance in unincorporated areas of San Diego County. The declaration is meant to deter businesses from selling the designer drugs.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis says the "nuisance abatement ordinance" will "hit businesses where it counts" if they decide to ignore state laws and continue offering synthetics at their stores.
"These are dangerous synthetic drugs that can lead to violent, psychotic behavior," said Dumanis. "We have already seen two deaths last year from this dangerous drug and we all heard about actress Demi Moore and how her friend called 911 and talked about what Spice did to her."
Supervisors directed county staff to return within 60 days with an ordinance that would make synthetic stimulants and cannabinoids a public nuisance.
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