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Police crack down on bath salts

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

Initiatives by lawmakers on both the state and national levels aim to ban bath salts from being sold in stores.

However, officials say drug users are continuing to find ways around such laws.

It has been months since Kentucky banned the sale of bath salts, but it has not disappeared.

“In the county ordinance, you ban the substances that they make the bath salts out of, and what the company would do is they would just change to another substance that would do the same thing. So the law just couldn't keep up with it, and they just continued to sell it,” said Letcher County Sheriff, Danny Webb.

Drug users can travel across state lines where officials say bath salts seem to be more readily available.

Labels reading ‘not for human consumption’ also keep certain drugs on the market.

According to a local sales clerk stores in the area may not have it.

“To my knowledge we've never sold the bath salts. We’ve heard that other stores would carry it,” said clerk James Elliot.

However, police are still fighting to keep it out of Eastern Kentucky.

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