MTO News has learned that there's a disturbing new drug trend taking over in US prisons - bath salts.
Here's a video showing an inmate intoxicated on bath salts:
"Bath salts" when used as a drug is a dangerous synthetic narcotic. It alters the mind and is strong central nervous system stimulant that inhibits the dopamine-norepinephrine reuptake system (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
Users usually snort the drug up the nose, but it can also be injected, smoked, swallowed or used rectally. The drug produces euphoria, hallucinations, and violent behavior.
They can lead to serious, and even fatal adverse reactions.
Why is it a drug of choice in prisons - because it's easier to smuggle inside. Corrections officers are on the constant lookout for cocaine, heroin, and marijuana - but not bath salts.