Lafayette County Limits Caffeine Pill Sales

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Lafayette County is moving to stop minors from buying caffeine pills and powders.

The Oxford Eagle reports ( a new ordinance takes effect September 1 barring business from selling the products to anyone 18 or younger.

County attorney David O’Donnell says the ordinance restricts the sale of caffeine pills to minors containing more than 25 percent caffeine.

A first offense carries a $50 fine, followed by a $75 for a second offense and a $150 fine for subsequent violations.

O’Donnell says businesses will place a placard in their store notifying customers of the ordinance and the penalties for violations.

The ordinance is named for Water Valley teen Noah Smith who died of an accidental overdose in September of 2014 caused by caffeine pills and powders.

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