Odessa City Council Hears Proposal to Ban Synthetic Drugs

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The Odessa City Council heard a proposal to ban synthetic drugs on Tuesday night.

An online petition to create a new ordinance banning the fake drugs was presented to them.

So far, it has more than 150 signatures but they're aiming for a thousand.

City Manager Richard Morton told NewsWest 9 this kind of ban is hard to enforce because it can only outlaw certain types of synthetic drugs.

He says if just one of the chemicals is changed, all of a sudden it's something new and can't be touched by the law.

Morton is looking to follow in Florida's example.

They passed a bill back in March that not only bans synthetic drugs but also stays current with any changes made to them.