Officers of the Chino Police Department are concerned about the increased popularity of synthetic “designer” drugs. Two of the most common types are synthetic stimulant derivatives (also known as “bath salts”) and synthetic marijuana (also known as “spice”). The possible rise in popularity of these substances may be due to the fact that up until recently, the sales of these two substances were legal. However, recently, California law has been enacted, making the sales of both “spice” and “bath salts” illegal due to the dangers they pose.
On the heels of this new legislation, Officers from the Chino Police Department have conducted inspections at 14 businesses resulting in 12 arrests for violations of California Health and Safety Codes 11364.7/11357.5/11375.5. The suspects were released on a promise to appear for selling and distributing “spice” and “bath salts.” Officers seized a large amount of both substances, which have an approximate street value of $12,000. All 12 suspects face a possible maximum of six months in county jail and a fine of $1,000.
Officers of the Chino Police Department ask that you report any sales of these substances and if you have any information regarding these crimes, please contact the Chino Police Department at 909-628-1234.
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