Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bath salts

  • Federal legislation that would criminalize synthetic marijuana and certain bath salts has passed the United States Senate and is on its way to the House of Representatives.
  • (Newsday)
  • Investigators seized more than 100 grams of a synthetic drug known as bath salts during a raid this week of a San Clemente tobacco shop, the Orange County Sheriffs Department announced. Agents also seized more than 2.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Last Saturday afternoon, a naked man gnawed off most of the face of a half-naked man on a Miami causeway. He continued chewing even after police shot him and did not stop until they shot him dead.
  • (Reuters Blogs)
  • The dangerous synthetic thought to have played a role in a vicious mauling — of a human, by a human — can be as easy to buy as aspirin People first began using them in Germany in 2007, and the drug has since made its way to the U.S.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • On Saturday night in Miami, a naked "zombie-like" man attacked another man, biting off parts of his face. The attack was halted only when police shot and killed the attacker, identified as 31-year old Rudy Eugene.
  • (CNN)
  • Note: As you may have guessed from the headline, there is disturbing content in this post. And scroll down for an update.
  • (NPR News)
  • In the wake of reports that bath salts may have played a role in the Miami zombie apocalypse attack, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban the substances.
  • (The Hollywood Gossip)
  • Its a drug with a harmless-sounding name, but a Nova Scotia man knows the horrors of bath salts first-hand. Bath salts are not Epsom salts and have nothing to do with the substances that people put in their bath tub.
  • (CBC)

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