St. Louis weighs bath salts ban
Monday, May 9, 2011
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis aldermen will consider a ban on so-called bath salts that are being blamed for an increasing number of deaths and illnesses around the country.
KMOX Radio reports that alderman Greg Carter is introducing legislation, with hearings planned in the next few weeks. Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is lobbying the Board of Aldermen to make it illegal to sell the products called bath salts that are really synthetic drugs.
The state is also considering a ban, but Carter says the city can’t wait for the state to act.
Two St. Louis suburbs, St. Charles and Alton, Ill., have passed bans after bath salt deaths were confirmed or suspected in their areas.
Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com