Not your mother’s bath salts
The synthetic drug known as “Bath Salts” is believed to be the cause of the recent horrific incident in Miami when 31-year-old Randy Eugene attacked 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, chewing parts of his face. As Florida’s 89.1’s Emily Burris reports, the media attention to this attack and other similar reports of strange violence have many people wanting to know more about this newer drug, as well as the affects it may have in neighborhoods closer to home.
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