City of Clovis bans synthetic drugs

City Commissioners in Clovis passed an ordinance Thursday December 19, 2013 that bans the sale, attempted sale, possession or use of synthetic drugs also known as K2, Spice, bath salts and synthetic marijuana.

According to the new city ordinance, the City of Clovis finds that these drugs have been used and distributed to young adults and children within the City of Clovis. Although the drugs are marked with "not for human consumption" they are sold to mimic the effects of other drugs.

Clovis commissioners chose to pass the ordinance Thursday after a campaign spearheaded by Citizens Against Synthetic Drugs.

Anyone caught in violation of the ordinance, which is a petty misdemeanor, can face up to a $500 fine and 90 days in jail.