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Ban on designer drugs is sought

The colorful packages on store shelves are adorned with the images of cartoon characters and are marketed as incense or potpourri. But some children are smoking the contents as a substitute for marijuana, and Middleborough Selectman Allin Frawley says the results can be deadly.

Frawley is calling emphatically for the town to impose a bylaw banning these products, and selectmen will hold a public hearing on Monday to discuss the proposed ordinance.

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