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Archer City Becomes Sixth Texoma Town to Ban K2

Archer City commissioners moved forward on a ban against the synthetic marijuana substance known as K2.

Thursday night commissioners saw a presentation from Archer City Police Chief Joe Burton about the dangers of K2.

As a result of that presentation, city commissioners passed an ordinance prohibiting the possession and use of K2 by persons under 21 and the sale of K2 by anyone, regardless of age.

You can read the full ordinance here.

The ordinance, which is a Class "C" misdemeanor, will become law within the next 30 days.

This comes on the heel of a large K2 bust in Archer City in December.

The Council noted federal and state efforts to regulate K2 and viewed the ordinance as an interim measure until the DEA or the state legislature can take action.

State lawmakers are also considering giving a felony classification to possession and use of the substance.

Bowie, Graham, Nocona, Electra and Olney have all outlawed K2 in their communities. Many of these towns have also moved to ban other variations of the substance. Wichita County has not moved to ban the substance, but WFPD officers do say it is something parents need to be aware of. Although it is not illegal in Wichita County, K2 can get drivers a DWI charge.

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