K2 Still A Problem

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

A law was passed two years ago but K2 is still a problem.

That's because the people who sell it have found a way around the law.

And local law enforcement says it's a problem state lawmakers have to address.

The problem is a loophole in that law allows sellers to legally market the synthetic pot with a slight change in its formula.

"They can change a chemical compound or a molecule, and use a similar-acting drug, but the substance they use may not be on the banned list of substances," says Lt. Shawn Graham with the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

And while it's illegal to sell the substance locally, it's still widely available over the internet.

Delegate John Ellem agrees some changes are needed in the West Virginia law to completely shut down the K2 market.

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