SAW Coalition Addresses Dangers of the Synthetic Drug 'Bath Salts'
Sep 11, 2012 11:02 PM EDT
The use of a synthetic drug known as "bath salts" has contributed to many crimes recently in Augusta County, but there's still a lot of confusion surrounding the drug. The SAW Coalition is comprised of citizens of Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro. And they're committed to educating the public on the dangers of bath salts.
They gave a presentation Tuesday night at the Craigsville Community Center, the first of seven spanning Augusta County. Keri Jones, SAW's coordinator, says that bath salts are often legal, cheap and easy to get, but they can be deadly.
"These are not your bubble bath, bath salts. These bath salts are specifically made with chemical ingredients to get someone high. Often killing them, making them completely incapacitated for the rest of their life," she said.
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