FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky House committee has approved a
bill that would ban the sale or possession of a new synthetic drug,
often marketed as "bath salts."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Tilley of Hopkinsville
said Wednesday that his bill would put Kentucky "ahead of the
game" in cracking down on the powdered substance growing in
popularity among drug users in Kentucky.
The "bath salts" are sold under such brand names as "Ivory
Wave" or "Purple Wave."
Committee members were told that the substance can cause
delusional behavior, confusion, agitation and paranoia.
The measure cleared the Judiciary Committee without opposition
and now heads to the full House. The substances are the latest
synthetic drug to be targeted by state officials.
The legislation is House Bill 121.
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