CLEARWAER – The Clearwater Police Department is cracking down on businesses that sell synthetic drugs.
Police delivered letters to local businesses to warn against the illegal sale of controlled substances like bath salts, loose leaf incense, K2, Spice, and similar products containing 92 banned chemicals by Florida Statute 893.03.
“We have identified several stores that may be selling these controlled substances,” said Clearwater Police Chief, Anthony Holloway. “This letter serves as a warning. We will be conducting random checks, and if a store possesses, sells, or distributes items with these chemicals, we will take enforcement action.”
Local businesses that may be in violation were identified through observation or tips. In some cases, the tips suggest that the chemicals are not publicly displayed and may be sold upon request.
Anyone with tips can contact the police directly at its non-emergency number, 562-4242, or submit a tip anonymously at the Clearwater Police Facebook page under the “submit a tip” tab.