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Shinnston, Clarksburg consider banning bath salts

SHINNSTON, W.Va. -- Two north-central West Virginia cities are considering banning bath salts and other synthetic drugs within their borders.

Media outlets report that Clarksburg City Council has approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would ban the substances. Shinnston City Council is drafting a similar ordinance and a first reading is set for Dec. 10.

Shinnston Mayor Sam DeMarco says city officials are trying to be proactive. He says his city's proposed ordinance would give police a tool to combat synthetic drugs.


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