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Up your nose with a rubber hose: Officials fear bath salts are growing drug problem

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, January 22, 2011

I think it’d be funny… only if it weren’t too weird. Or should it be serious? Heck, it’s weird and funny… and sad. I mean, come on! What’s next? Injecting powdered milk? Doctor, I feel real funny. You see, I took a bath, and next thing you know…

Officials fear bath salts are growing drug problem

Neil Brown - In this Jan. 18, 2011 photo, Itawamba County 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. The product, which can be legally purchased, contains 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. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) AP – In this Jan. 18, 2011 photo, Itawamba County inmate Neil Brown describes at the jail in Fulton, Miss., self-inflicted injuries he incurred while having hallucinations after ingesting a bath salt powder that is being sold at convenience stores and over the Internet. The product, which can be legally purchased, contains 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. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
By SHELIA BYRD, Associated Press Shelia Byrd, Associated Press – 

FULTON, Miss. – 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 Read the rest of this entry »

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