Rep. Bob Barrett

By Derrick Knutson— For law enforcement and prosecutors, keeping up with new drugs hitting the streets can be tough. Recently, synthetic drugs designed to simulate the effects of marijuana were difficult to police because no state law existed governing their production or distribution. However, about a year ago legislation drafted by State Sen. Katie Sieben, [...]

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By Bob Barrett, Representative, Dist. 17B This week I presented important public safety legislation to the House Public Safety Committee that addresses the growing problem of synthetic drug production and use in Minnesota. As chief author of House File 2508, I have held long and fruitful discussions with local law enforcement agencies, the Minnesota Board [...]

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