DEA Set To Ban Bath Salt Drugs

Following a groundswell of state bans on stimulant drugs sold at gas stations dubbed “bath salts,” the Drug Enforcement Administration will reportedly place a temporary ban on possessing and selling the drugs. The drugs, Mephedrone, MDPV and Methylone, are sold under names such as Bliss and Purple Wave and are said to cause hallucinations and spark violence in users.

A CBS and AP report says the drugs are lab-produced substances called “synthetic cathinones” and that the DEA’s ban will last at least a year while the organization decides whether or not to permanently ban the drugs.

DEA to ban so-called “bath salts” drugs [CBS and AP]

Previously: Florida Bans Coke-And-Meth-Like “Bath Salts” Sold In Gas Stations

Drug Masquerading As “Bath Salts” Banned In Louisiana