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House Panel Bans Synthetic Pot, Bath Salts
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A House committee has approved a bill to outlaw various kinds of new synthetic drugs, including so-called "bath salts" and artificial marijuana.
The House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that was requested by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
OBNDD spokesman Mark Woodward says the bill adds 21 new chemical compounds to the list of more than 200 illegal chemicals in Oklahoma.
Woodward says drug agents are "playing a game of cat chasing mouse" with chemists who create new synthetic drugs that aren't technically illegal, prompting the addition of new compounds on the state registry every year.
Woodward says the synthetic drugs are frequently sold at gas stations or convenience stores under names like "Blue Majestic," "Spice," and "Kryptonite."
Read the bill here.
Posted: Wednesday, February 13 2013, 05:27 PM CST
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Wife guilty in Nichols Hills fire chief slaying
May 22, 2013 00:24 GMT
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) -- A jury in El Reno has convicted Rebecca Bryan of the murder of her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan, and recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Jurors reached the Tuesday verdict after about four hours of deliberation.
The 54-year-old Bryan claimed an intruder had shot her husband, though police found her Ruger pistol in a clothes dryer in their home after the shooting.
The gun was matched to the bullet used to shoot Keith Bryan in 2011 at the couple's Mustang home. Police also found a spent shell casing and a left-handed rubber glove wrapped in a bullet-riddled blanket.
The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/mvC6Mi ) Bryan didn't display her emotions when the verdict was read. Her lawyer gave her a hug and told her he was sorry.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
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