Wayne County executive signs imminent danger order regarding K2

Ficano pictured signing order with acting health officer Dr. Mouhanad Hammami

Published On: Jun 05 2012 02:14:43 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 05 2012 04:17:24 PM EDT
DETROIT -

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano signed an imminent danger order Tuesday over K2.

Ficano was pictured signing the order with acting health officer Dr. Mouhanad Hammami on Wayne County's Facebook page.

The caption said the order allows the county to move forward on banning the sale of the synthetic drug.

To report retailers continuing to sell K2 and other such substances in Wayne County, the tip line is 734-727-7163. 

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Wayne County is one of several Michigan counties and cities moving forward to rid their communities of the drug, which has been linked to the death of an 18-year-old man in Bloomfield Township.

State officials in Lansing are also taking aim at the drug by voting on legislation that would allow the Department of Community Health to have more power to ban the drug and others that are similar to it.