Possessing dangerous synthetic “designer drugs” that mimic cocaine and marijuana is now illegal, under a new law sponsored by State Senator Sam McCann of Carlinville.
McCann says with the new law banning certain bath salts, the fight against drugs can continue and progress can be made in Illinois.
[audio:smcann726a.mp3]Listen to McCann's comments here.[/audio]
McCann says law enforcement agencies are already praising the passage of this law and what it will mean to the fight on drugs.
[audio:smcann726b.mp3]Listen to McCann's comments here.[/audio]
McCann adds that the labeling of such synthetic drugs as ‘bath salts’ is a marketing ploy by companies to get around authorities.
[audio:smcann726c.mp3]Listen to McCann's comments here.[/audio]
At least one death in central Illinois is believed to have been caused by an overdose of MDPV.