INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana lawmakers have approved a bill that would make
it illegal to possess or deal “lookalike” synthetic drugs similar to those
known as “bath salts” and other nicknames.
The Senate voted Thursday in favor of bill that would also give state
agencies more power to suspend the licenses of businesses caught selling
those drugs. The bill now goes to Gov. Mike Pence for his consideration.
Bill supporters say the “lookalike” provision is needed because drug makers
have simply made changes to the drug compounds to get around current laws
that are based on specific chemical makeups.
would expand the ability of prosecutors to file charges against those
driving under the influence of synthetic drugs.