Anniston bans 'spice' after two needless deaths

Anniston bans 'spice' after two needless deaths

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ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) -

Anniston has become the latest to ban the highly controversial substance known to many as spice. The decision was unanimous Tuesday night.  

Steve Murphree's 18-year-old son Brandon killed himself in July shortly after taking spice.  Murphree says his son did not know spice was dangerous since he could buy it over the counter.

"He thought it wouldn't hurt him. You know, it's sold as potpourri but if you look at the pack, it's geared towards kids. Brandon was a beautiful kid and had the world ahead of him. Twenty dollars cost him his life," said Murphree.

Brandon Murphree is the second teen suicide in Anniston with connections to spice. Both men had full scholarships to Jacksonville State.

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