Bath Salts? Drug Possession Enhancements

I have had clients accused of possessing synthetic drugs – known, alternatively as plant food, Spice, K-2, incense, and bath salts. One was disciplined by a military court which, before North Carolina enacted its new law, imposed punishments for possession of Spice, a kind of fake marijuana.

Now North Carolina has gotten into the act, creating a new felony for the possession of such drugs. It’s unclear to me what tests currently are available for the detection of these “drugs” other than labeling.

But North Carolina’s General Assembly has now added mephedrone, synthetic cannabinoids, methyenedioxyprovalerone, and certain derivatives of 2-amino-1-phenyl-1-proponone to the list of controlled substances.

So if you’ve got any 2-amino-1-phenyl-1-proponone on you, be aware that you are in possession of a controlled substance.

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Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.