A new state law banning synthetic drugs signed last week by Gov. Steve Beshear has local officials making preparations to combat the drugs.
House Bill 481 made it through the House of Representatives with unanimous approval before the Senate voted 35-2 in favor of the synthetic drug ban.
Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said he was surprised to hear legislators voted “no” as the bill had a lot of support in the House and Senate.
“That was a very positive bill we did,” Parrett said.