Pubdate: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 Source: State, The (SC) Copyright: 2012 The State Contact: http://www.thestate.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/426 Author: Rep. Anne Thayer WE MUST COMBAT SYNTHETIC DRUGS Legislative action is needed in the fight against synthetic drugs. As soon as a substance is controlled, someone changes the compounds to make it legal again. The news is filled with frightening tales about the problem caused by bath salts, spice and other synthetic drug threats. Last year I introduced legislation to combat this threat, H.3793. There are 65 co-sponsors to my bill, which enjoys bipartisan support in the House. Working with my fellow lawmakers and law enforcement, an important amendment has been crafted to keep our laws light years ahead of the criminals. This amendment, which will be before the House Judiciary Committee today, is a crucial step in making sure law enforcement has the tools it needs to combat the synthetic drug threat. Let your voice be heard about the need to stay ahead of the curve with the synthetic drug threat. If your House member is part of the coalition of supporters of this bill, please thank him or her. Together we can make South Carolina safer for our children. Rep. Anne Thayer Belton - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.