County eyes new drug ordinance

With local law enforcement continuing to battle against the ever evolving synthetic drug market, the Taylor County Commission is considering joining the City of Perry in passing its own controlled substance ordinance.

The commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 6:10 p.m. during its regular board meeting to consider an ordinance which will require a certified lab result to possess, sell, market or offer for trade in the unincorporated area of the county any product which “consists substantially of plant material(s) weighing 25 grams or less in containers, packages, baggies, pouches, vials or similar apparatus,” excluding whole seeds for planting recognized agricultural products as well as a lengthy list of known cooking spices.

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