Miami Lakes Councilman Tim Daubert and Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle talk to NBC 6 about Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño's proposal to expand his city's synthetic drug ordinance.
Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño's proposal to expand his city's synthetic drug ordinance gained strong support Thursday night at the Miami-Dade League of Cities meeting.
"I'm appreciative of the mayor bringing it to us," Miami Lakes Councilman Tim Daubert said. "I want to get it on our council's agenda in the near future."
In May Sweetwater became the first municipality in the United States to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana. Now, after last month's MacArthur Causeway cannibal attack, and a string of high-profile crimes linked to bath salts worldwide, Marono is calling for a few more changes to Sweetwater's measure.
"We're going to amend the ordinance to include potpourri, because now they changed the name and it's not only incense, it's potpourri and bath salts, because now that's a huge problem," he said.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle agreed, telling NBC 6 that governments statewide should watch what Sweetwater is doing.
"We need to find out who's packaging this, who's selling it, and we need to send out really a warning, an alert sign," Fernandez Rundle said.