The Glynn County Police Department submitted several packages labeled “Crazy Clown”’, marketed as an herbal incense product, to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Crime Lab in Savannah. The laboratory analyzed the material in these packages to determine if a controlled substance was present. The analysis confirmed the presence of a new synthetic cannabinoid, ADB-PINACA. Confirmation of this new compound by the GBI Crime Lab is the first known instance of this particular synthetic cannabinoid in the U.S. The ADB-PINACA compound is categorized as a Schedule I substance by O.C.G.A 16-30-31 as part of Chase’s Law, which was passed by the Georgia General Assembly in the 2012 session.
House Bill (HB) 141 (kidnapping; certain businesses and establishments post a model notice to enable persons who are the subject of human trafficking to obtain help and services) was passed during the 2013 session of the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on May 6, 2013 as O.C.G.A. 16-5-47. The new law requires certain businesses and establishments to post a notice to enable persons who are the subject of human trafficking to obtain help and services. The law also directs the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to post a model notice on its website. A link to the model notice is provided below. The businesses and establishments specified in the law are required to have the notice posted in a specified location by September 15, 2013. If a business or establishment fails to comply with the law, law enforcement can take action, which upon subsequent offenses, could result in the business or establishment owner being fined up to $5,000.
The are links to House Bill 141 and the Human Trafficking Notice are: HB 141
http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/135844.pdf and Human Trafficking Notice http://gbi.georgia.gov/sites/gbi.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/human%20trafficking%20post.pdf.