In less than two months we have seen two violent cases involving Bath Salts reported in the our local newspaper. One of those cases was in Mississippi and the other was local.
In both cases, the men who consumed the Bath Salts experienced extreme hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis. Bath salts contain methylenedioxprovalerone (MDPV), which causes these symptoms. From these symptoms came extreme violence in both cases.
The first case was in Mississippi where a man took a skinning knife and slit his face and stomach multiple times. The man survived but later commented that he had tried every kind of drug from cocaine to heroin and that he has never experienced such terrifying hallucinations.
The second case was in Scranton, PA where a young man broke into a monastery and attacked a priest. He was having such terrible hallucinations and became so paranoid that it led to a horrifying attack. To read more about this case, click on the link below…
Bath Salts are still legal in many states but the dangers of them are quickly being recognized and some state governments are in the process of introducing laws that would ban them. Not only are the effects dangerous but they are also more accessible than other drugs which is beyond frightening fact considering the violence it is causing.