Letcher Co. Sheriff opens new investigation for bath salts

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

One local sheriff is hoping a new investigation will help stop the in-flow of synthetic drugs and bath salts into their community.

The Letcher County Sheriff's office already shut down a local store that was selling the substance, and now they are hoping the postal service will help.

"We learned that people have started ordering this bath salts on the internet, and it's coming in packages to the post office, COD packages," said Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb.

Detectives in Letcher County ordered $1,000 worth of bath salts from a company in Texas to try and track the address.

Right now, they are not sure what they can do with this information, but they do know that packages thought to have bath salts may never reach the intended address.

"The postal inspector will confiscate this package, and he will send you a letter that says there may be a substance in this package that has been banned by the FDA or DEA," said Sheriff Webb.

The sheriff is hoping these steps will help put an end to this problem in his county.

"I know one thing, it makes people go crazy because the deputies are having problems arrested people. We have to take them to the emergency room," said Sheriff Webb.

In fact the label even says the product is not for human consumption, although the sheriff says these companies know exactly how people intend to use it.

The sheriff is planning a meeting with the commonwealth's attorney to see if they can take their investigation further.

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