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Drug Enforcement Agency Names "Bath Salts" A Drug Of Concern

No one would ever associate "bath salts" with drug use, but the Drug Enforcement Agency has recently named "bath salts" a drug of concern. In fact, the Drug Enforcement Agency just conducted a sting and bust operation that nabbed ten people in the first ever "bath salts" sting.

These are designer drugs that are easily purchased in stores or online, and they have only recently begin to recieve notice. Going by the name of Zoom 2, Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightening, or Aura, these drugs produce similiar effects to cocaine or methamphetamine. The drug contains mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone--also known as MDPV. Some of the effects are halucinations, suicidal thoughts, paranoia, and a rapid heart rate and they are being sold in convenience stores and gas stations across the country.

In 2009, there were no reported deaths from the use of "bath salts." However, in the last year-and-a-half, emergency calls have increased dramatically throughout the country. There have been instances of people mutiliating themselves with knifes. One man who could not be subdued tore a radar unit out of a police car--with his teeth. In addition, the number of deaths have increased dramatically, as well.

States like Florida and Louisana have banned them and Charles Schumer (D-NY) will introduce a bill to ban them nationwide.

If you or a loved one have been charged with possession of controlled substance, contact a Plano drug crimes lawyer.