BakersfieldNow.com just posted an informative story on my efforts to prohibit the sale of synthetic drugs such as “Spice” in the city of Bakersfield. Here is an excerpt of the story:
The Legislation and Litigation committee wants to see if there can be any local rules to crack down on synthetic methamphetamine and marijuana. Monday, they voted for that, and to ask the whole council to support another proposed state law.
“I think it’s an important issue,” Chris Parlier said, “I think it’s nothing more than poison for profit.” He’s the council member for Ward 7, and says he got a first-hand look at the impacts on the first ride-along he took with Bakersfield Police.
“The officer I was with got a call for service on the east side of town with a person in a liquor store parking lot that was running around disturbing people,” Parlier describes. “The call came out as being naked. We got there, and he was in his underwear, just out of control.”
Parlier said he thought the man was under the influence of methamphetamine, but the officer said it was “bath salts.”
Law officers describe that as like a synthetic methamphetamine or cocaine. The other concern is synthetic marijuana, often sold as incense or “spice.” With spice, for example, makers put certain chemicals on plant material.
Watch the video below or click on the link above to read the rest of the story.