The synthetic drugs can produce hallucinations when snorted. Both chambers of the General Assembly passed the bill outlawing the substances Friday. Their action came days after a western Kentucky woman was found–dazed along a highway with her two small children–after allegedly snorting the drug.
Bath salts are legal synthetic stimulants sold in convenience stores and smoke shops. But Rep. John Tilley says the product, often called “Dove,” is being abused. He says prolonged use can lead to paranoia, hallucinations and delusions.
Kentucky lawmakers appear ready to crackdown on stimulants called “bath salts,” that are being sold in many gas stations and convenience stores across the commonwealth.
Dr. Henry Spiller of the Kentucky Regional Poison Center in Louisville says the “salts” contain stimulants that users snort, inject and smoke.