Pennsylvania bans more designer drugs

    In the wake of a statewide ban on bath salts and so-called synthetic marijuana, one expert says it’ll take more than chemical-specific prohibitions for the commonwealth to get out in front of drug manufacturers.

    It’s been two months since Governor Corbett expanded the state’s list of banned substances to include certain designer drugs.

    But George Geisler, with the Pennsylvania D-U-I Association, says some stores are already seeing their shelves fill up with alternative drugs.

    “Narco-drug manufacturers are just putting things out faster than law enforcement and prosecution can enact legislation to prevent them from being used by the public and particularly giving our young people a chemical lobotomy by taking these untested drugs,” he said.

    Geisler says among the newer arrivals are drugs called “comatose candy,” and “black diamond jewelry cleaner.”

    He says the state may have to model a drug measure after the D-U-I state law, which prohibits motorists from being under the influence of any broadly defined drug, whether it’s alcohol or cleaning supplies.

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