Warminster approves its own synthetic drug ban

    Warminster Township yesterday approved a ban on synthetic recreational drugs yesterday just hours after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed a state-wide ban into law.

    The Warminster law applies to all synthetic drugs, including bath salts, but takes effect before the state’s ban.

    The sale, use and distribution of synthetic drugs will be prohibited in Pennsylvania 60 days from now. Warminster’s ban is effective as of next week.

     

    As Warminster Patch reports, the state ban imposes harsher penalties for violators than the Bucks County town’s law, which carries a maximum $300 fine and 90-day prison sentence.

    Once the state law is in effect, it will supersede Warminster’s.

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