Walk into some stores here in the Rio Grande Valley and you’ll find them ‘bath salts.’
The powdery substance intended to make your bath a bit more relaxing has taken on a new role.
“A lot of time these are marketed under the term of bath salts or plant food,” said William Glaspy, United States Drug Enforcement Officer. “However they have absolutely no benefit as bath salts or agricultural food.”
Sold on the internet and at local shops under names such as Ivory Wave, Cloud 9, Vanilla Sky and White Lightning, these salts do anything but calm you down.
“These are synthetic drugs that have been manufacted to mimic the effects of cocaine, methamphetamine or or ecstasy,” Glaspy said.