Saturday, January 12, 2013
The following information was provided by the Canton Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Canton Township Police arrested a man on charges of driving with a suspended license and two other men for warrants 6:13 a.m. Jan. 7 near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Lotz Road, according to a police report. Police also found an unmarked bottle of Hydrocone pills in the vehicle, the report said. The officer observed a black 2001 Jeep Cherokee drive across the front parking lot of Days Innthen to the building's west side and out of sight, the report said. A few minutes later the Jeep came back to the front of Days Inn and exited onto Lotz Road, according to the report. While the officer was behind the Jeep on southbound Lotz Road at Michigan Avenue, the officer noticed the Jeep had a burned out driver's side tail light and …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The ban on the synthetic drugs would go into effect on July 1.
Critics of the synthetic drug known as K2 or Spice have been calling for a statewide ban on the substance, which can have powerful side effects. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law a ban on the drug, state Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) told the Plymouth City Commission on Monday. He told local leaders to continue doing what they're doing at the local level while the state legislation takes shape. The substance has been sold legally because it is marketed as herbal incense or potpourri and is labeled "not for human consumption." The Detroit Free Press reports: "One of the bills updates the list of chemicals used to make synthetic drugs and would make them illegal to possess and sell. The ban would go into effect July 1…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Trustees unanimously accept ban of synthetic drug often sold as potpourri at stores and gas stations.
While efforts are under way statewide to ban the synthetic drug known by Spice, K2 and other names, the Canton Township Board of Trustees took emergency action Tuesday to ensure it stays off local shelves. The board voted unanimously to ban the sale, possession and use of the substance, which often is sold at gas stations and liquor stores as an incense or potpourri. Supervisor Phil LaJoy acknowledged tragedies in the area where the synthetic drugs were believed to be a culprit. "The media is replete with stories of the frightening effect synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 and spice, and synthetic cocaine, also known as bath salts, have had on young people both locally and nationally," LaJoy said. Most notably in the area, Tucker …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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…
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Trustees to consider emergency ban of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs at Tuesday meeting.
The Canton Township Board of Trustees will consider Tuesday an emergency ban on the possession, use and trafficking of K2, Bath Salts, Spice and other synthetic hallucinogenic drugs often sold at retail. The drugs have been cited in a number of recent violent incidents both locally and nationally and police departments in Plymouth, Canton and Northville townships are urging retailers to stop selling the product. The meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Canton Administration Building, 1150 S. Canton Center Road. Patch will have an online forum at noon Tuesday with experts on synthetic drugs such as K2 and Spice. Bookmark the web chat page now and contribute any questions you might have, and tune in at noon Tuesday to see the answers!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
With so much being said in the media about Spice, Patch takes a look at some cold hard facts about the synthetic drug. Also, listen to a young adult's first-hand account with the deadly substance.
It’s been cited as the cause of 18-year-old Bloomfield Township resident Oliver Smith’s death and is alleged to have influenced 19-year-old Farmington Hills resident Tucker Cipriano’s fatal attack on his family. It’s called Spice, or K2, but what exactly is this increasingly infamous substance? The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines “Spice,” as “a wide variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana (cannabis) and that are marketed as ‘safe,’ legal alternatives to that drug.” However, NIDA, law enforcement officials and doctors in the Metro Detroit area say the substance is anything but “safe.” Although Spice is commonly defined as “synthetic marijuana,” Dr. Sanford Vieder, director of Botsford Hospital's …
Dr. Sanford Vieder says 'synthetic marijuana' is a misnomer for the drug K2, now legally sold in Michigan stores.
Botsford Hospital's Emergency Trauma Center hasn't been deluged with patients suffering from the effects of smoking "Spice", also known as K2, but director Dr. Sanford Vieder has seen enough to support public calls to get the synthetic drug out of Michigan stores. "I think the public's kind of demanding that, and they should," he said, because the effects of the drug are so dramatic. Spice is legally sold in Michigan, because the compound is not specifically banned under state law. The substance is packaged as "incense", with wrappers that are generally labeled with warnings that it is not for consumption. Police departments in Plymouth, Canton and Northville townships are sending letters to local business owners, urging them to stop …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The department is joining other local police in calling for area businesses to voluntarily stop selling the controversial synthetic drug.
Plymouth Township Police Chief Thomas Tiderington and Canton Township Police Director Pat Nemecek are joining Northville Township Public Safety Director John Werth in asking stores in Western Wayne County to stop the sale of the controversial drug K2. The sale of K2—a synthetic drug also known as Spice and bath salts—has drawn much attention throughout Michigan in recent weeks. Most notably, Tucker Cipriano, 19, of Farmington Hills is believed to have been high on synthetic marijuana in April when he was accused of attacking his family, killing his father and severely injuring his mother and brother. Last week, state Rep. George Darany (D-Dearborn) introduced legislation aimed to combat the sale and use of synthetic marijuana in the state …
Friday, June 1, 2012
In a letter, a company leader asks local owners to stop selling Spice or K2—a synthetic form of marijuana—at all of its stations, effective immediately.
Citgo has asked the owners of its gas stations to stop selling K2 and Spice—a synthetic form of marijuana. The sale of K2 and Spice has caused concern for many parents and local officials in Michigan, and Alan Flagg, the general manager of light oils marketing for Citgo, joined the outcry. In a letter dated May 31, Flagg asked the local owners of Citgo stations to stop the sale of K2 at locally-owned, Citgo-branded locations, even in states where the substances are legal, including Michigan. “Substances such as synthetic marijuana and Bath Salts, sold under a variety of names, including Spice and K2, have proven to be harmful substances, especially for teenagers,” Flagg wrote in the letter. “At least 40 states have banned their sale in …