'Zombie Drug' found in Okanagan
Oct 23, 2013 / 10:42 am
The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC), along with Canada Border Services Agency, will be holding a joint news conference in Kelowna Thursday morning to announce the recent seizure of a significant amount of “Bath Salts”.
The seizure apparently took place somewhere in the Central Okanagan.
Bath Salts, also known as the Zombie Drug, are described as a relatively new type of drug in BC.
Police are providing no further details as to the size or location of the bust or how many people were involved.
According to WebMD, Bath Salts ". . . contain synthetic chemicals that are similar to amphetamines. Some, but not all, of the chemicals used to make them are illegal."
"The effects can include agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain, increased pulse, high blood pressure, and suicidal thinking/behavior."
The drug was originally linked to an incident in Miami a year ago when a man was shot by police after he was found eating the face of a homeless man.
The press conference will be aired live on Castanet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
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