Spice (aka K2, Genie, Black Mamba, potpourri, incense), a manufactured synthetic marijuana, and once sold in convenience stores, is illegal under Florida and under Federal laws. In July 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 into federal law. It banned synthetic chemical compounds frequently found in synthetic marijuana, placing them under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Prior to that, some chemical compounds within synthetic marijuana were scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act. Others had been temporarily scheduled until final determination of their status was made.
The Drug Enforcement Administration considers it to be a “drug of concern”, citing a surge in emergency room visits and calls to poison-control centers. Adverse health effects associated with its use include seizures, hallucinations, paranoid behavior, agitation, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, racing heartbeat, and elevated blood pressure.
The punishments for possessing or distributing spice are severe, and several cases are being brought in Florida and federal courts. Also, cash made through the prohibited importation a distribution of those drugs may be subject to forfeiture under the Federal and/or State Money Laundering legislative acts.
If you, or someone you care about, is arrested for possession or distribution of Spice or any drug, your rights, freedom, and property are in jeopardy. The attorneys at Bauer, Crider, and Parry, are here to defend your fundamental interests during this difficult and precarious time. We will aggressively and effectively handle every aspect of your criminal defense. Bauer, Crider, and Parry, have provided Floridians with over 30 years of strong criminal defense, stronger results, and over 130 combined years of legal experience.