Saturday, January 7, 2012

Police: Bath salt abusers sometimes turn violent

A Frankfort-area official said authorities have run into four incidents involving bath salts and violence within the last two weeks. And after three jailers at Franklin County Regional Jail were bitten by alleged users of the synthetic drug, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says the issue has “unequivocally exploded.”

An emergency amendment to House Bill 185, which bans some chemicals used in bath salts within the state, was introduced in the state House of Representatives Tuesday to “expand the definition” of chemicals that are on the ban list.

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