|February 12, 2014
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the passage of the Controlled Substances Bill, House Bill 697, in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. This legislative proposal would add six additional substances to Schedule I of controlled substances, making it a third-degree felony for an individual to “sell, manufacture, or deliver, or possess with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver" these dangerous drugs. Additionally, House Bill 697 adds three extremely lethal synthetic compounds, which are commonly found in the street drug “molly,” to the trafficking statute. House Bill 697 is sponsored by Representative Clay Ingram. The Senate companion bill, Senate Bill 780, is sponsored by Senator Rob Bradley.
“Synthetic drugs are dangerous drugs that are marketed to our youth, and I applaud Representative Ingram and the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee for joining the effort to protect our kids from these substances,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.