St. Clair Shores police conducted a sweep of businesses Wednesday throughout city to determine if any were in violation of the county-wide ban on K2 and Spice.
The sweep of the party stores and gas stations was conducted at the request of Mayor Kip Walby.
Following the operation, St. Clair Shores police reported that all businesses were compliant and not attempting to selling the substances prohibited by the new .
The issues concern city officials and residents, who addressed the issue during .
In addition to the local efforts in St. Clair Shores and Macomb County to ban the synthetic drugs, the Michigan House of Representatives took action Thursday to have them removed statewide.
A package of bills passed the State House by temporarily categorizing the products as controlled substances. The bills also establish penalties for breaking the law.
According to press release from the House Republicans, the legislative package lists chemical classifications that are prohibited and grants authority to the Michigan State Police to remove those drugs from stores effective July 1.
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