And Possession a Misdemeanor
(Long Island, NY) Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced she will be signing the ordinance passed by unanimous vote today banning the sale and possession of synthetic drugs. This legislation comes a week following a joint raid by Syracuse police and federal agents on several local tobacco shops suspected of selling bath salts. The legislation makes the sale and possession of bath salts a misdemeanor within the City of Syracuse, punishable by up a fine of up to one thousand dollars or one year imprisonment.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner, a strong advocate of crime prevention and a drug free community, reacted to this news by showing her support for this effort. Mayor Miner’s full statement on the passage of this legislation appears below:
“I was pleased to learn the Syracuse Common Council today passed a ban on the sale and ban of the synthetic drugs known as “bath salts.” While this is only a first step, this new ordinance will be a crucial tool for law enforcement. I am proud to have Syracuse join the growing list of municipalities which have banned these destructive substances and I urge our state legislature to follow our lead, take decisive action, and do the same.”