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Picente Calls On County Legislature To Ban Bath Salts

Kristine Bellino, WIBX

Utica, NY (WIBX) – Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente wants the county’s Board of Legislators to ban the synthetic drugs used in “bath salts.”
Picente says he is “alarmed at the extent to which these drugs promote violent and bizarre behavior that is not only self-destructive but also potentially dangerous to those around them.”

According to Picente, the proposed law would incorporate local, state and federal provisions to set a tough standard throughout the county.

Those caught with the synthetic drugs would face a misdemeanor charge, with fines of up to $1,000 and up to a year in jail. Businesses would also be charged for displaying and selling the products, if the law is adopted.

Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara supports the proposed ban, saying with the law, the county can do more to prosecute those using and buying the drugs.

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