Perry, Florida- July 10, 2012
You can see the frustration on Helen Blue's face. For years she's been fighting drugs in Taylor County. A place where she says they are prevalent.
"It's like a house full of termites and if you don't treat the termites, guess what it eventually destroys the house," Blue said.
"We want people to be aware of the situation rather than ignore it."
Now she has another fight on her hands. New synthetic drugs are building a big name for themselves across the country and here in Perry.
According to Perry Police, these drugs, some known as Spice, K2 and bath salts, have been the cause of major health problems, arrests and in some cases tragedies.
"People believe they're buying a safe product because it is in the stores," said Emily Ketring, Mayor of Perry.
The drugs have already been banned in Florida. On March 23 of this year, the sale and use of these drugs were made illegal.
But, the city of Perry believes that isn't enough.
The city council met Tuesday afternoon to vote on an ordinance that will strengthen the ban on the drugs.
"What we're really trying to do is get the store owners to be proactive and make sure their products are safe," Ketring added.
Blue knows the battle against drugs is tough, but she says she won't give up.
"If you keep working at something and keep knocking on the doors, then somethings bound to happen."