According to Wikipedia, Methylenedioxypyrovalerone hydrochloride is a drug with effects similar to meth and cocaine that is marketed as “bath salts,” with names like Cloud 9, Ivory Wave, Ocean, Charge Plus, White Lightning, Scarface, Hurricane Charlie, Red Dove and White Dove.
Louisiana has now added the substance to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act, making it illegal to possess, manufacture or distribute them in Louisiana.
Since the end of September, officials say Louisiana Poison Control has received 165 calls from people in crisis after snorting, smoking or injecting these dangerous substances.
According to the latest figures, 85 percent Louisiana Poison Control Center calls reportedly came from emergency room doctors or first responders caring for individuals suffering the traumatic side effects of ingesting the fake ‘bath salts’.
These types of crises are being reported across the country, officials said.
The 165 calls in Louisiana, reportedly represents nearly 57 percent of calls recorded nationwide.
State officials say those who use these fake ‘bath salts’ are reportedly being treated for extreme paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, agitation, hypertension, chest pain, headache, and many report suicidal thoughts.
Well, that doesn’t sound like much fun.