Are “Bath Salts” turning people into zombies?
In the last week, “Bath Salts” have become a hotly searched term across the internet after the cannibal attack in Miami.
Rudy Eugene, allegedly high on the substance, was shot and killed by Miami police after they discovered he was eating the face and brains of a 65-year-old homeless man.
In another case, a Maryland college student was arrested for killing his roommate after he told police he ate the victim’s heart and part of his brain after he died.
In San Antonio, a mother beheaded her infant son on orders from the devil and reportedly ate a portion of his brain and three of his toes.
Police are still conducting their investigation in both cases and haven’t ruled out the possibility that drug use may have been involved. After all, to commit these heinous acts, wouldn’t you have to be on some sort of illegal medication?
Either way, it seems “Bath Salts” are becoming the drug to turn you into a brain-eating. But what exactly are “Bath Salts”?
What are they made of?
The Drug Enforcement Agency banned three chemicals commonly used to make bath salts: mephedrone, MDPV, and methylone and possession or sale of these synthetic stimulants could result in federal drug charges.
What is it like?
The drug is a mix between cocaine and Amphetamine and is referred to as Bath Salts because they resemble the household product. The two active ingredients are illegal in the US, but available online in Canada.
Is it like weed, will it be detected in my system?
No, there aren’t any medical tests to detect bath salts in a patient.
What are the dangers of Bath Salts?
High body temperature, paranoia, vivid hallucinations and yes, they can kill you. Overuse can lead to heart attacks.
How much do bath salts cost?
About $25 to $50 per packet.
Who makes Bath Salts?
As noted by the Daily Beast, bath salts are manufactured and imported from Europe and China, according Glen Hanson, a professor at the University of Utah who’s done research on the drug. It may be a matter of time before they’re made closer to home. “As it becomes profitable, either drug cartels or individuals will invest in making it,” Larson said.
Are “Bath Salts” known by another name?
They can go by other names, including White Rush, Cloud Nine, Ivory Wave, Ocean Snow, Charge Plus, White Lightning, Scarface, Hurricane Charlie, Red Dove, Blue Silk, Zoom, Bloom, and Sextasy.
Call it what you want, but this new form of chemically manufactured drug is causing havoc.