COLUMBIA, S.C. --
Officers said synthetic drugs are now harder to find in South Carolina just days after the state banned them.
City and county police are now patrolling stores to make sure synthetic drugs, such as bath salts, are no longer for sale.
State authorities said a lot of stores have already pulled the drugs off the shelves. They are currently searching to find if any stores are still selling the drugs.
The state announced the ban after federal officials classified them as illegal drugs just one week ago.
Felony charges for possessing or selling the drugs in South Carolina carry up to five years in prison on first offense.
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