Retailers Warned To Get Rid Of Spice, Bath Salts
(Versailles, Ind.) – Indiana businesses who have been selling synthetic marijuana or bath salts are being told to dispose of them immediately.
Governor Mitch Daniels signed House Enrolled Act 1196 into law on Thursday, March 15, immediately banning the selling, possession and transport of substances commonly known as Spice, K2, or bath salts.
Indiana State Police are giving businesses and individuals a quick, no questions asked method to dispose of the drugs.
From March 16 through 25, the drugs can be dropped off at any Indiana State Police post.
“We don’t want them simply thrown into dumpsters or otherwise discarded in a manner they could fall into the hands of young children,” said ISP Captain Dave Bursten, adding that this is not an amnesty period.
“These products are now illegal to possess. Retailers should have already removed these products from their shelves and safely secured until they can be properly disposed,” he said.
Bursten warns that undercover officers from the state police may soon be visiting retail locations known to have sold the previously legal substances.
Under the law, businesses caught dealing the drugs can face harsh punishment. An employee who sells the drugs can be arrested and the store location may have its retail license suspended for a full year.
Drug Free Marion County has supplied the state police with a list of the product names:
“Brand names such as K2 or Spice or other product names such as Blaze, Blueberry Haze, Dank, Demon Passion Smoke, Genie, Hawaiian Hybrid, Magma, Mr. Nice Guy, Ninja, Nitro, Ono Budz, Panama Red Ball, Puff, Red X Dawn, Sativah Herbal Smoke, Sence, Skunk, Smoke, Ultra Chronic, Voodoo Spice, Yucatan Fire and Zohai.
Synthetic stimulants have been sold as bath salts under a variety of names, including Ivory Wave, Purple Wave, Red Dove, White Dove, Blue Silk, Zoom, Bloom, Cloud Nine, Charge +, Ocean Snow, Lunar Wave, Vanilla Sky, White Lightening, Scarface, Snow Leopard, Tranquility, Eight Ballz, Hurricane Charlie, White Rush and Pure Ivory. The chemicals marketed as plant food commonly have sold under the name Molly’s Plant Food, but other versions have been called Lil Butterfly and Yellow Jacket.”