Bath salts are continuing to gain ground as a popular "legal" drug. I know that they are working to ban people from selling bath salts on the internet, but unfortunately, it turns into a game of "catch me if you can" as the "chemists" just keep changing a molecule here and there to circumvent the bans. Same thing with "legal" marijuana. Both of these drugs have extremely serious side effects including heart attacks, suicidal ideations and severe hallucinations leading to some people completely losing touch with reality such as our gentleman in Miami.
In a recent conference that I attended on teen killers, we discussed a case of a seemingly sweet and innocent teenage girl who lost complete control one night (after watching a scary movie) and proceeded to do similar things that this Miami guy was doing. Apparently, she was bipolar and had stopped taking her medication a few weeks prior. To make a long story short, she killed her younger sister and proceeded to stab out her eyes and cook some of her organs in the oven before attacking her mother and trying to bite and stab her mother to death. The reports indicate that she was naked and growling like an animal as she chased her mother down in the yard and tried to tear her apart with her teeth and a small knife. Apparently, "the demons that were in her head" were compelling her to do it. It still completely freaks me out when I think that this horrific situation actually occurred in real life. I had kind of forgotten about it until I saw this story about the guy in Miami.
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