|April 28, 2014
Contact: Whitney Ray
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi applauded the Florida Senate today for passing the Controlled Substance Bill, House Bill 697. The bill, sponsored by Representative Clay Ingram and Senator Rob Bradley, will now head to Governor Rick Scott. The bill adds six additional substances to Schedule 1 of controlled substances and advances Attorney General Bondi’s mission to keep these drugs away from children and the community.
“This legislation gives law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to keep dangerous synthetic drugs off of store shelves in Florida and out of the hands of our youth,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I thank Representative Clay Ingram, Senator Rob Bradley and both chambers for their support of our efforts to rid the state of synthetic drugs.”
The Controlled Substance Bill would also add three extremely lethal synthetic compounds, which are commonly found in the street drug “molly,” to the trafficking statute.