Fort Campbell officials say House Bill 481 has a huge effect on the local post.
1-32nd Cavalry Regiment Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says before synthetic drugs were made illegal, soldiers were able to purchase synthetic drugs easily at various gas stations.
Lieutenant Colonel Taylor says soldiers were prohibited from purchasing synthetic drugs, but were still able to purchase them off post without any consequences.
House Bill 481 bans whole classes of synthetic drugs that are being marketed and sold at gas stations as bath salts and potpourri.
Representative John Tilley, who sponsored the bill, says those caught selling or buying the illegal substance face fines and even jail time.
Governor Steve Beshear traveled to Hopkinsville recently and ceremoniously signed the bill into law with various local leaders watching on.