Synthetic Substance Bill Moves to Governor’s Desk

Indiana Governor Mike Pence
Indiana Governor Mike Pence
Final legislative approval was given this week to a bill that would improve Indiana’s laws against synthetic drugs.

The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Ron Alting, would make it illegal to possess or deal look-alike synthetic drugs. Current state law only prohibits substances identified as synthetic drugs based on their chemical makeup.

Senate Bill 536 would also clarify the definition of “intoxication” to allow law enforcement officers to arrest and prosecute individuals driving under the influence of synthetic drugs.

Senate Bill 536 now moves to Gov. Mike Pence’s desk to be signed into law.