Businesses put on notice for selling synthetic drugs | News
Clearwater, Florida -- The Clearwater Police Department recently delivered letters to local businesses to warn against illegally selling synthetic drugs.
The drugs include bath salts, loose leaf incense, K2, spice and similar products that contain 92 banned chemicals.
"We have identified several stores that may be selling these controlled substances. This letter serves as a warning. We will be conducting random checks and if a store possess, sell or distribute items with these chemicals, we will take enforcement action," said Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway.
Authorities say the local businesses -- which were not named -- that may be in violation were identified through observation or tips. In some cases, the tips suggest that the chemicals are not publicly displayed and may be sold upon request.