The White Lake Township Board of Trustees met Thursday afternoon to take emergency action and ban the sale of spice/K2 and other synthetic drugs in White Lake Township.
White Lake Police Chief Ed Harris said officers will be out Thursday night informing businesses that the sale of spice is now against township ordinance, and warnings will be issued for non-compliance.
"We will follow up on the warnings and will take action if the stores do not stop selling spice," Harris said.
"In my 16 years on the board, this is the most serious issue, in my opinion, that we've had to deal with," White Lake Trustee Carol Burkard said. "Spice is extremely hazardous and this problem is widespread."
Supervisor Greg Baroni said the issue was very important to the township board.
"This is a crisis in White Lake, and in other communities throughout the country," Baroni said. "We need to take a stand."
The ordinance is part of the township's criminal ordinance. Any business that continues to sell spice will be subject to a misdemeanor charge that carries penalties of $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.
Patch has been reporting this story for the past couple weeks. here are other related pieces:
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- White Lake Residents: "Keep Spice Out"
- Township to Hold Meeting Thursday to Address Spice/K2
- Spice 101: What is it? Where Does it Come From? What are the Side Effects?