From Peggy Hawke, West Bloomfield:
As a recent retiree of Walled Lake Schools and a current volunteer member of Lakes Area Youth Assistance, I would like to address the sales of K2, Spice and substances with similar names in (the) West Bloomfield, Walled Lake, White Lake, Wolverine Lake and Wixom areas.
I urge readers to take a look at what is being sold in your gas station or party store. Today at (a local gas station), I went in to pay for gas and noticed an oblong tube with only Chinese symbols on it. I asked the clerk what it was and she turned her back on me, replying, “I don’t know.” I urged her not to sell something (if) she “doesn’t know what it is.”
I urge all readers to look at the display right in front of your eyes and urge those establishments not to sell things that may be harmful to our youth. The outcomes of youth buying unknown substances have been well publicized. Now we need to stand up and ask our local merchants to clear their shelves of these dangerous substances.