Blair County Bans Bath Salts

Published 06/17 2011 06:30PM

Updated 06/17 2011 10:31PM

 HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY -     The legislation to make bath salts and other synthetic drugs illegal in Pennsylvania is working its way through the  legislative process, Blair County Officials are taking steps to stop the sale of these products immediately.


      While the pending state law banning the sale of these "bath salts" and similar products has been passed by the General Assembly, the legislation still has to be signed by the Governor   and will not go into effect for 60 days.   That why Blair County Authorities have taken this action that goes into effect immediately. 


      The  Blair County District Attorney is asking for a court injunction that would  make it illegal for any business in the county to sell "bath salts,"  k-2 or k-3, anywhere in the county . The legal action would impose substantial fines on any business that is found to be in violation of the injunction.


       According to the county's Chief Assistant District Attorney, a Judge has already signed the order. That means the injunction is effect, at least temporarily, pending the outcome of a   hearing now scheduled for Tuesday to make the injunction permanent.   Because of the size of the problem caused by the use of these chemicals, the District Attorney's office felt immediate action was required

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