|April 17, 2013
Contact: Whitney Ray
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the passage of the Controlled Substances Bill, House Bill 619, in the House of Representatives. This legislation adds 27 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. House Bill 619 is sponsored by Representative Clay Ingram. The Senate Companion, Senate Bill 294, is sponsored by Senator Rob Bradley.
“I applaud Representative Ingram and the House of Representatives for their support on this legislation that will protect Floridians from deadly synthetic drugs,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I look forward to Governor Scott signing this important public safety legislation into law.”