Indiana state police raided 6 convenience stores for selling bath salts. The move is a statewide crackdown because the designer drug has been deemed illegal for sale.
Once sold over the counter to everyone, including youngsters, ingesting the so called “bath salts,” causes its user to become delusional and often violent. The recent Miami “zombie” attack was blamed on the use of bath salts.
A month ago police had begun an undercover investigation of several stores still selling the bath salts drug, even though there had been new laws put into place eliminating any previous legal loopholes, making them completely illegal. Authorities say they had been receiving several calls about store owners selling the drugs, some cases included sales to children, for as much as $60 a pack.
Reports were that 8 people where taken into custody in Muncie after the morning raid, which included raids on store owner’s homes and businesses. Muncie county was said to be looking into a civil suit to cease the suspect’s assets.
Bath salts are often sold under cover names such as, Cloud 9, MDPK, MTV, Magic, Maddie, Black Rob, Super Coke, PV and Peeve. All of which contain a psychoactive drug with stimulant properties known as Methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV.
One Youngstown high-school student was reported to have bought bath salts recently from a gas station before the start of class and was found to be acting “erratically” on the campus as a result.