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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- They're sold as bath salts, but can be as dangerous as methamphetamine.
Indiana officials are stepping up their fight against synthetic drugs.
Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer says, "We've been trying to make a strong stand on drugs in Clarksville and I think we've been making a lot of headway ... the one area that's been gray is 'Spice.'"
Indiana's attorney general and other Clark County officials announced a statewide initiative aimed at getting synthetic drugs like "bath salts" out of stores.
Under a new state law, stores caught selling the drugs will face penalties, including losing their retail license for a year.
"If you're still selling it now, you're on thin ice," said Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. "We've been telling people they have about a week from when they're formally given notice."
The ingredients used to make synthetic drugs have been banned in a number of states, including Kentucky and Indiana.