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City to consider synthetic drug law

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Since Stacy Huberty's son was hospitalized after using synthetic marijuana, she's been on a mission to get lawmakers to deem the substance illegal. Tuesday, she took the issue to the Hastings City Council, with a request to pass a law that night.


Huberty addressed the council with the support of police chief Paul Schnell, Rep. Denny McNamara and Sen. Katie Sieben, citing side effects not only of the synthetic stuff that nearly killed her son, but also of the real thing.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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