Bath Salt Snorting Still a Problem in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking a one-year ban on so-called “bath salts”— which are synthetic drugs that produce a high similar to methamphetamine when snorted.

Scott Collier with the DEA office in St. Louis says they’ve been involved with bath salt overdose cases on both sides of the Mississippi River, “It’s mostly curiosity-seekers. We have seen in this region a variety of  ages, from the very young to those in their 20’s and 30’s ingesting these drugs.”

Collier says the year-long nationwide ban on bath salt sales and possession will take effect in a month.

He says that’ll give his agency enough time to prove its case for a permanent ban.

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