Oswego County honored for its work against synthetic drugs

Oswego County leaders and the New York State Association of Counties were among the driving forces behind recent legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo criminalizing the sale and possession of dangerous unregulated synthetic drugs.

Cuomo signed the bill into law Sept. 13, 2013.

At the association of counties fall seminar last month, Executive Director Stephen Acquario presented members of the Oswego County Legislature with copies of the legislation, signed by Cuomo and framed with the signing pen.

“The voice of Oswego County and counties across the state was heard. With the passing of this legislation, our communities will better be able to protect their residents from significant public health threat posed by these substances,” Acquario said. “I applaud the efforts of Oswego County officials in speaking out about the dangers of these drugs.”


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