synthetic drugs http://wfpl.org en Indiana Synthetic Drug Bill Wins House Passage http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-synthetic-drug-bill-wins-house-passage-0 <p></p><p>The Indiana House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at cracking down on retailers who sell bath salts and other illegal synthetic drugs.</p><p>House sponsor Rep. Milo Smith says under the measure, shops caught selling the drugs could have their merchant licenses revoked and face additional penalties.</p><p>He says drug makers and sellers have been chemically altering or repackaging the drugs in an attempt to stay a step ahead of police and prosecutors.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:42:23 +0000 Rick Howlett 4687 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Synthetic Drug Bill Wins House Passage Indiana Bill Takes Aim at Synthetic Drug Sales http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-bill-takes-aim-synthetic-drug-sales <p></p><p>An Indiana Senate committee has approved a bill that would crack down on retailers who sell synthetic drugs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers have previously outlawed substances such as synthetic marijuana, also known as Spice or K2, and bath salts, but Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) &nbsp;says some shops are still selling them.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"If it walks like a skunk, and it smells like a skunk and it looks like a skunk, it’s a skunk.&nbsp;&nbsp; And what we have on retail counters today are skunks," Merritt said.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:42:37 +0000 Rick Howlett 3679 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Bill Takes Aim at Synthetic Drug Sales