Wed February 29, 2012
State Capitol

Bill Targets Synthetic Drug Distributors

A legislator has introduced a bill aimed at closing loopholes in the fight against what are commonly known as synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” and imposing stricter penalties for distributors. Franklin County Attorney Rick Sparks, Frankfort Police Chief Walter Wilhoite and Sheriff Pat Melton were on hand in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday when Rep. John Tilley, a Democrat from Hopkinsville, introduced the bill that uses a comprehensive “class approach” to identify synthetic drugs.