Canton Approves Emergency Ban on Sale, Use and Possession of Spice
Those caught with synthetic drug can face misdemeanor charges.
The Canton Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the sale, possession and use of synthetic drugs such as Spice and K2, which often are sold at gas stations and liquor stores as an incense or potpourri.
The ban will prohibit the possession, use and trafficking of the substances effective June 21, when a legal notice with the new ordinance is published in the Eagle newspaper.
Trustee Greg Demopoulos, whom LaJoy said pushed for the ordinance, said he is glad the township is taking action
"Kids think it's a safe alternative (to marijuana) because it's sold in the store," he said.
Canton Township Public Safety Director Pat Nemecek said under the ordinance, offenders will face a misdemeanor citation of about $500 or 90 days in jail and the product will be confiscated by officers.
Check back Wednesday morning for more on the ban.