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    Snorting, injecting bath salts - latest drug craze

    Bath salts loom as latest drug problem
    SHELIA BYRD Last updated 10:17 23/01/2011


    DRUGS DANGER: Inmate Neil Brown describes at the jail in Fulton, Miss., self-induced injuries he incurred while having hallucinations after ingesting a bath salt powder that is being sold at convenience stores and over the Internet.

    When Neil Brown got high on bath salts, he took his skinning knife and slit his face and stomach repeatedly. Brown survived, but authorities say others haven't been so lucky after snorting, injecting or smoking powders with such innocuous-sounding names as Ivory Snow, Red Dove and Vanilla Sky.

    Some say the effects of the powders are as powerful as abusing methamphetamine. Increasingly, law enforcement agents and poison control centres say the bath salts with complex chemical names are an emerging menace in several US states where authorities talk of banning their sale.

    From the Deep South to California, emergency calls are being reported over exposure to the stimulants the powders often contain: mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV.

    Sold under such names as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning and Hurricane Charlie, the chemicals can cause hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart rates and suicidal thoughts, authorities say. The chemicals are in bath salts and even plant foods that are sold legally at convenience stores and on the Internet. However, they aren't necessarily being used for the purposes on the label.

    Mississippi lawmakers this week began considering a proposal to ban the sale of the powders, and a similar step is being sought in Kentucky. In Louisiana, the bath salts were outlawed by an emergency order after the state's poison centre received more than 125 calls in the last three months of 2010 involving exposure to the chemicals.


    DANGER: Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson holds a packet of what is being sold as bath salts at his office in Fulton, Miss. The product, which can be legally purchased, contain stimulants which authorities claim can cause hallucinations, paranoia and suicidal thoughts and are now among the newest substances law enforcement agents are having to deal with in the streets.

    In Brown's case, he said he had tried every drug from heroin to crack and was so shaken by terrifying hallucinations that he wrote one Mississippi paper urging people to stay away from the bath salts.

    "I couldn't tell you why I did it," Brown said, pointing to his scars. "The psychological effects are still there."

    While Brown survived, sheriff's authorities in one Mississippi county say they believe one woman overdosed on bath salts there. In southern Louisiana, the family of a 21-year-old man says he cut his throat and ended his life with a gunshot. Authorities are investigating whether a man charged with capital murder in the December death of a Tippah County, Miss., sheriff's deputy was under the influence of the bath salts.

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    Why do we waste our money and resources on someone who is snorting bath salts to the extent that he tried to scalp himself whilst high.
    Treatment should have been some more bath salts.

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    thats one junkie that will at least smell nice

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    goat rejects gift of bath salts, wanted chocolates

    US man in bra, panties accused of stabbing goat
    Wednesday May 4, 2011


    A man found wearing women's underwear and standing over a goat's carcass told West Virginia police he was high on a designer drug legally marked as bath salts.

    Mark L. Thompson was arrested at his home on Monday. A criminal complaint charged the 19-year-old with cruelty to animals.

    Sheriff's Deputy J.S. Shackelford says witnesses reported Thompson standing near a neighbour's pygmy goat in a bedroom. He was wearing a bra and female underwear. The goat had at least one stab wound.

    Cpl. Sean Snuffer says Thompson indicated he had been high and "wasn't in his right mind."

    Thompson was held on $50,000 bond. Jail records didn't indicate whether he had an attorney and no listed phone number was available.

    - AP

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    What a load of Radox !

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    What happened to the pygmy goat? Oh poor little thing.

    Epsom Salts, aka magnesium sulphate. Good for soothing aches when dissolved hot bath when. Also budget use to stop the heart of large animals. Bad way to go, suffocates while still conscious and makes quite a struggle. Seen it at race tracks. Ghastly stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    When Neil Brown got high on bath salts, he took his skinning knife and slit his face and stomach repeatedly. Brown survived
    What a shame.

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    Anyone who sniffs bathsalts should come clean.

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    I hear this has really kicked off with the Scousers, this is why they are forever blowing bubbles...

    And it's cheap.

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    I though bath salts were something you mixed with bath water to make you smell nice.

    Does this mean "Fairy Snow" is really a form of cocaine for gays?



    ... and what the heck are they putting in Omo?

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    New York State bans sale, distribution of drugs marketed as 'bath salts'
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    New York State Commissioner of Health Dr. Nirav R. Shah has banned the sale and distribution of dangerous amphetamine-type substances marketed as “bath salts” that are sold over-the-counter at many convenience stores.

    All stores must immediately stop the sale of these items and remove them from their shelves.

    The substances are sold under names like White Lightening, Snow Leopard, Tranquility, Zoom, Ivory Wave, Red Dove, Vanilla Sky, and others. These designer drugs are sold as “bath salts” or labeled as “plant food,” “pond water cleaner” or “novelty collector’s items,” even though they may have labels that show recommended dosage.

    Use of these “bath salts” has resulted in hospitalizations and death, as well as violent reactions in individuals. Over the past several months, Poison Control Centers have received numerous calls regarding instances of poisoning, and many more people are likely to have been harmed as a result of using such products.

    “It is important to prevent further drug-related illness and death. These substances present a real and urgent threat to the health and safety of our young adults and others,” said Eric Faisst, public health director of Madison County.

    Madison County Health Department is working with law enforcement agencies to identify stores selling such substances and to educate store owners of the commissioner’s order to ensure prompt compliance. Owners of retail stores that are selling or distributing “bath salt” products will be directed to remove the products from their shelves and return them to the named distributor.

    These “bath salts” may be injected, snorted or ingested. Side effects include extreme paranoia, suicidal tendencies, hallucinations or death.

    The NYS Health Commissioner’s order bans the sale and distribution of these chemicals and products in New York state effective immediately.

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    I wonder if these Plankers are on these bath salts ?

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    In the olden days of my youth we put bath salts in the bath, this is probably before bubbles were invented. I have, also in my youth, snorted a few things but never lavender scented bath salts. Would probably make me sneeze.

    Each to their own...

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