Have a Bath....with Salts

May 31, 2012

Torah Kachur

A dude chewed a homeless man's face off.  


Chewed his face off.


Yet, he was not clinically insane, had no history of mental illness and was not otherwise a psychopath.  The psycho looking guy on the right was the homeless victim, the guy who looks like he could be a college student was the cannibal.



What could possibly drive a man to channel Hannibal Lecter alongside a busy highway in Miami?


The bath salts made me do it.  Almost as good as the Twinkie defense.  Bath salts aren't those gently scented loveliness added to the bath to take away aches and pains, the 'bath salts' we are talking about is a designer street drug that is technically legal.  Chemically called Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (or MDPV), the main stimulant in the concoction is, in fact, legally sold in convenience stores because it is labelled 'not safe for human consumption'.   For only $50 for 50mg, bath salts can be bought in all sorts of legitimate places and can be snorted, smoked or swallowed.  

MDVA Bath Salts


Governments are struggling to keep up with banning substances that can be taken as stimulants, depressants, fun-ants.  While ER doctors are left struggling to cope with the increasing number of paranoid, strung-out, suicidal, homicidal, hallucinating patients that are taking bath salts for a new high. 


Clearly, the label should state 'may cause human consumption.'



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