SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - On Oct. 24, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control took action to criminalize the possession of popular synthetic drugs such as bath salts and spice.
The board met via teleconference to adopt the same regulations that are at the federal level to the local and state level.
This means officers across the state can arrest and charge anyone possessing the stimulants.
Officials say there have been too many reports of catastrophic reactions to the drug, and the regulations are in the best interest of the public.
The substances have also been banned statewide in Georgia. On Oct. 21, Savannah Chatham CNT officers went to gas stations and convenience stores to warn owners they could lose their business licenses if they continued to sell the drugs.