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The Chula Vista city council tomorrow will discuss allowing police officers to confiscate psychoactive drugs known as Spice and Bath Salts while patting down suspected criminals and while conducting truancy sweeps or other investigations.

The City and its police force hope that the new ordinance can help remove synthetics from city streets and educate those in possession of the risks of bath salts and other designer drugs. In addition, the ordinance would enables officers to contact the parents of those minors in possession of it.

The new ordinance, however, falls short of criminalization, partly due to the fact that doing so would require elaborate testing.

The District Attorney's Office supports the measure but expressed concern about its ability to enforce the ordinance at the county level. "Currently the District Attorney does not have a system set up where it can enforce a local city ordinance..."

City councilmembers and the Mayor will hear the item during a 4pm hearing.

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