TYLER-- The City of Tyler voted to ban buying, using, selling, and possessing K2. As Longview and Troup recently banned the substance, it's a trend sweeping across East Texas.
K2 has side effects that are similar to those of marijuana.
As surrounding cities ban it, people come to Tyler to buy it. Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle says he doesn't want Tyler to be a city that provides the dangerous product.
The fine for using K2 is now up to $2,000. Any attempt to sell it could be a fine of up to $500.
Chief Swindle says the product is dangerous and on the rise. However, one local store manager who sells K2 says that now, that source of revenue will be taken away from him and others selling K2 in the area.