By Jon Hutchinson
The Daily Courier
Testifying at a hearing about the designer drug “bath salts,” Scott Mabery, director of the Yavapai County Juvenile Justice Center, described a civics lesson attended by a classroom of teens in detention.
The class discussed newspaper articles in view of approaching elections, he explained. And when the kids were shown pictures of the candidates for county supervisor, five students identified the picture of Wes Lance as the man they bought their bath salts from.
Lance of Wes Lance Trading Company in Camp Verde is the only one of the named defendants to sit through the three-day court hearing required for the County Attorney’s motion for a temporary restraining order preventing the sale of bath salts, spice or similarly acting synthetic drugs.
Judge Michael Bluff has now extended the order through Sept. 17, at which point he is expected to decide on a preliminary injunction.