SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO BAN SALE OF DANGEROUS “BATH SALT” DRUG
Jackson – Already outlawed in several states, the Senate passed legislation that seeks to ban fake bath salts and other products, containing toxic chemicals used in making hallucinogenic drugs.
SB 2226 passed the Senate unanimously Friday and goes after the key ingredients of cathinone and cathinone derivatives. These substances are currently sold legally in convenience stores under the disguise of “bath salts,” as well as “plant food.”
As a former deputy sheriff and drug enforcement officer, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant has seen how quickly new controlled substances evolve.
“It is important to tackle these problems early before they become an epidemic. I appreciate the Senate recognizing the problem and addressing it diligently,” Bryant said.
Law enforcement authorities consider this drug to be a growing problem throughout Mississippi, according to a hearing held by the Senate Drug Policy Committee.
SB 2226 was authored by Sen. Sid Albritton, R-Picayune, and chairman of the Senate Drug Policy Committee, who believes making this a “Schedule I” drug will help deter the fraudulent sale and use of such products.]]]]> ]]>