Blair Blizzard Ban in Court

HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY -  A hearing was held on Tuesday in Blair County to make a temporary ban on the sale of dangerous but legal chemicals like blizzard permanent.


     While legislation is moving forward in Harrisburg to make bath salts and other similar   drugs  illegal,  that law will not take affect for at least a couple of months.  That's why some Blair County officials are seeking to have a local prohibition kept in place until the expected state law goes into effect...


     The Blair County District Attorney filed for an injunction last week to prohibit the sale of substances like blizzard or k-2.   While Rich Consiglio says he's pleased the state is finally taking action to address the problem, he's not ready to wait for a solution from Harrisburg.


     During the morning long Court hearing, members of the Blair County law enforcement community along with drug treatment specialists all made it clear there is there is a real addiction and crime problem that can be traced to the sale these legal chemicals   that's why it's important to those witnesses to keep these drugs off the market.


    A number of Blair county police officers testified during the hearing that they have seen crime increase because of people addicted to or using these "legal" drugs.

 Blair county Judge Hiram Carpenter says he expects to rule of the request for permanent injunction banning the sale of the bath salts and similar products Wednesday morning.

        The temporary ban signed last week will remain in effect until the Judge takes action.



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