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Drug task force commander reminding businesses about new drug law

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

They're still on store shelves, but not for long. A local drug task force commander is reminding local businesses that bath salts, and other synthetic drugs must go.

As the clock ticks down to the start of Missouri's new K-3 law, a Ripley County business owner pushes to get his case before a judge.

Rodger Seratt filed a motion Wednesday asking for a hearing and ruling on his lawsuit before August 28th.

Seratt, who says he's now selling his incense and bath salts business, is suing the Missouri Governor and Attorney General in an attempt to block the synthetic drug law.

He tells Heartland News he's waiting for the court to respond saying he would have to get before a judge by Friday the 26th at the very latest.

Meanwhile, Sergeant Kevin Glaser with the SEMO Drug Task Force is making rounds at some local Cape Girardeau businesses.

Even though they're not illegal yet, he still hopes store owners will pull products like synthetic marijuana, and bath salts.

"I just want to make you aware that these things are causing severe health problems in people," said Sgt. Glaser to a local store clerk.

Glaser then heads inside another store in Cape Girardeau to see what's being sold.

"So, you know this stuff's becoming illegal as of August 28th," said Glaser to another store clerk. 

Sergeant Glaser is making it his mission in the coming days as he fears people will start stockpiling the synthetic drugs.

"Unfortunately they are still available in other areas, but we can cut down on them here at home," said Sgt. Glaser. "We know one person has died from overdosing on these things, it's bad stuff."

After August 28th, it's a minimum Class D felony to sell or possess those synthetic products.

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