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Local restrictions on synthetic drugs

Rex Barber • Feb 19, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Many local municipalities have debated or taken action on synthetic drugs like bath salts and K2. The following is a list of what locally has been done to curb the sale of synthetic drugs:

Kingsport –– Banned synthetic drugs in December; provided $50 fine and court costs to sell, purchase or use those drugs

Bristol –– Banned synthetic drugs in December; provided $50 fine and court costs to sell, purchase or use those drugs

Sullivan County –– Banned synthetic drugs in December; provided $50 fine and court costs to sell, purchase or use those drugs

Washington County –– Approved motion to ban sale, use or possession of synthetic drugs Thursday night; would likely assess maximum civil fine if given final approval

Jonesborough –– Established a temporary moratorium on the sale or distribution of synthetic drugs

Johnson City –– Said in December it was considering an ordinance that would curb synthetic drug use and sale

Mount Carmel –– Banned synthetic drugs in January; provided a $50 fine and court costs to sell, purchase or use those drugs

Surgoinsville –– Banned synthetic drugs in December; provided a $50 fine and court costs to sell, purchase or use those drugs

Nashville –– General Assembly expected to make it a felony to use, make or sell synthetic drugs in Tennessee during this session