Oceana council considers drug paraphernalia ban

By The Associated Press

OCEANA, W.Va. — Oceana Town Council is considering banning drug paraphernalia to combat illegal drug use.

A proposed ordinance would make it illegal to have any equipment, product or material that’s modified to make, use or conceal illegal drugs.

Councilman Jim Cook told The Register-Herald that the ordinance would send a message that the town is serious about fighting illegal drug use.

Cook said people convicted of a first offense would face a $500 fine. The fine for a second offense would be $1,000. The penalty for subsequent offenses would be a $2,000 fine.

Cook said a first reading of the ordinance is scheduled this month. A second reading will be held in July. If approved, it would become effective after 30 days.

Show All Comments Hide All Comments

User Comments

More News

You have read of

complimentary stories

Subscriber Login