Sen. Jim Merritt wants synthetic drug penalties on par with cocaine and heroin offenses.
Indiana prisoners were sentenced in the investigation involving a drug ring.
Indiana has the 17th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the country, a report from Trust for America’s Health indicates.
Treating babies who were exposed to addictive drugs in the womb cost Indiana hospitals $30 million in 2011.
Indiana legislators have passed three versions of a synthetic drug ban, but some say it needs to be updated again to differentiate between kinds of drugs.
The bill no longer requires women to undergo an ultrasound before using abortion-inducing drugs.
Officials hope the dog will help crack down on illegal drug traffic in the city.
In the wake of the Lance Armstrong drug controversy, local cyclists say drug testing does not need to be enacted at non-professional levels of the sport.
Law enforcement and legislators are getting the word out so shop owners know what’s on their shelves.
The bill would ban some substances that are often sold as bath salts or plant food.