Sheriff Nocco steps up to stop "spice" sales | News
Pasco County, Florida -- Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco is cracking down on the stores that sell synthetic marijuana and other "fake drugs", commonly known on the streets as "spice".
On June 22, Sheriff Nocco is unveiling a new sticker program to inform citizens about synthetic drug-free stores to help reduce the sales of these dangerous products in our community.
The Suncoast Mobile gas station and convenience store at SR 52 in Land O' Lakes will be the first to receive a sticker for their door or window that reads in part, "Synthetic Drugs Kill - These Drugs Are NOT Sold Here." To receive a sticker, store owners or managers must sign a letter of agreement provided by the Sheriff's Office stating that they will not sell the items.
It is his hope the sticker program will be used by other law enforcement agencies in the state.
"Our deputies are working hard to make arrests on anyone who sells illegal drugs but these dangerous products are skirting the law," said Sheriff Nocco. "Even good kids can make a life-threatening error by trying these drugs. We must stand together as a community to protect our children and future."
Among those scheduled to attend the event include Senator Mike Fasano, Representative Richard Corcoran, Representative Will Weatherford, and members of the Pasco county commission, Pasco school board, and the Pasco Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP).
The program was created by Sheriff Nocco in partnership with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and ASAP.