Synthetic pot among county’s biggest issues, candidates say

By Elaine Blaisdell

Synthetic Pot Abuse and HealthKEYSER, W.Va. — The three candidates for Mineral County sheriff in the May 8 primary election are in agreement that drugs are a major issue, and in particular, synthetic marijuana.

The West Virginia Legislature banned synthetic marijuana with the passage of House Bill 2505 last year. However, there is a possibility that illegal products are still being sold and used in the county.

The chemists who make synthetic marijuana are changing the chemical compounds all the time and are using compounds that are legal, said Republican challenger Jeremy Taylor.

Each candidate has offered up a different solution to the issue at hand. For incumbent Sheriff Craig Fraley, the solution is education and updated laws.

“Education is the key to fighting drugs,” said Fraley. “I’ve spent my whole career teaching kids to not do drugs. I participate and support any program that helps our youth.”

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