Dania Beach Bans Synthetic Drugs

Dania Beach is the latest city to carry out the ban

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    Several boxes of these packets were seized from the Escondido office park Wednesday afternoon.

    Dania Beach is the latest city to ban synthetic drugs in South Florida, the Sun Sentinel reported.

    City commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the ban on bath salts and synthetic marijuana, the newspaper said.

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    Under the ordinance, those found with synthetic drugs can face fines of $500 and spend up to 60 days in jail.

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    The ban on the substances comes on the heels of the face-eating attack on the MacArthur Causeway over Memorial Day Weekend that had several experts speculating the attacker, Rudy Eugene, was on bath salts.

    His toxicology report, though, showed only marijuana in his stomach.

    Cities such as Sunrise and Sweetwater have also banned synthetic drugs.

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