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Bath salts blamed for Demotte woman damaging hotel room
Northwest Indiana Times ^ | May 12, 2011

Posted on 05/12/2011 10:47:29 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Bath salts blamed for Demotte woman damaging hotel room

By Times Staff | Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:04 am

A Demotte woman believed to be high on bath salts allegedly told police she needed to write on the walls of a Rensselaer hotel room to protect her from evil spirits, officials said.

According to Indiana state Police, officers were called at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday to a hotel room near the intersection of Ind. 114 and Interstate 65 for a report of damage to a room there.

When officers arrived, they allegedly found Tammy E. Winter, 42, of Demotte sitting on a bed. Winter allegedly told officers she needed to write on the walls of the hotel room to protect her from evil spirits.

A family member in the room told police Winter is a known abuser of bath salts, which are snorted and cause hallucinations.

Winter was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, and resisting law enforcement. Police said Winter allegedly resisted arrest and became combative. Winter was initially transported to Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer before being taken to the Jasper County Jail.

Police said Winter again became combative at the jail and needed to be restrained.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: bathsalts; dangerous; drugs
Dangerous synthetic drugs gaining popularity

By JOHN CROPPER and GARY HUFFENBERGER Staff Writers

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jack Knable of Wilmington holds a package of “bath salts” that were purchased from a Wilmington gas station. Knable is speaking out against the substance, one of three popular, synthetic drugs that have been blamed for more than 2,000 illnesses and nine deaths around the country in the last year. (News Journal “Bath salts” resemble cocaine in their consistency and can be purchased over the counter at gas stations and tobacco stores. (News Journal photo/John Cropper)

It took three days before Jack Knable felt the side effects of the drug he was taking. Vomiting, restlessness, a rapid heart beat and shortness of breath. It was 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning and Knable had spent the previous night and early morning hours binging on the white-powder substance.

“Even at that point I was still doing it, because I was like, sort of addicted to it,” he said. “These drugs are addictive and habit-forming.”

The 19-year-old Wilmington native wasn’t snorting cocaine, shooting heroin or smoking anything illegal. Instead, he was using “bath salts,” an increasingly popular substance that can be purchased over-the-counter at several local gas stations and tobacco stores. Now, Knable is speaking out.

A new group of synthetic, “designer” drugs have emerged in the past year that carry names of common household items, such as “bath salts,” “incense” and “plant food.” But regardless of the name on the package, the contents inside serve a singular purpose — to get the user high.

http://www.wnewsj.com/main.asp?SectionID=49&SubSectionID=156&ArticleID=189509

1 posted on 05/12/2011 10:47:33 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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"A Demotte woman believed to be high on bath salts allegedly told police she needed to write on the walls of a Rensselaer hotel room to protect her from evil spirits"

Didn't work.

2 posted on 05/12/2011 10:51:16 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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She gets an A for effort with that excuse.


3 posted on 05/12/2011 10:53:47 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Was it room 1408?


4 posted on 05/12/2011 10:55:14 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: KeyLargo

Rensselaer! I was just there two weeks ago (I didn’t use any bath salts). It’s a very nice, small farm town in NW Indiana.


5 posted on 05/12/2011 10:55:51 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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6 posted on 05/12/2011 11:01:54 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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So, do all us normal people lose the pleasure and relief of using bath salts for their intended purpose because this loony tune figured out how to turn them into synthetic drugs?

Make her pay the hotel to rectify all the damages and leave the bath salts out of it.

7 posted on 05/12/2011 11:08:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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8 posted on 05/12/2011 11:10:59 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
Nederland, Texas May 11, 2011

Estimated $20,000 in K2 and Bath Salts seized

NEDERLAND- It's a $20,000 milestone. Law enforcement officers pulled K2 and Bath Salts out of a convenience store in Nederland in one of the first such investigations in Southeast Texas.

The seizure comes just days after Nederland passed rules outlawing K2 and Bath Salts. The federal government has outlawed the use of five new drugs that are used in K2. The Nederland Police Chief is vowing to continue the crackdown. "These people are selling this stuff without any regard for human safety. It's money driven and that's all it is," says Chief Darrell Bush.

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9 posted on 05/12/2011 11:14:57 AM PDT by deport
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To: for-q-clinton

Room 666


10 posted on 05/12/2011 11:28:52 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KeyLargo

I give two sh*ts about people who want to huff paint, smoke meth or inhale bath salts...........Let em do it, let em die from it this way I don’t have to pay for their rehab or health care...Idiots!!


11 posted on 05/12/2011 11:29:35 AM PDT by Amigo04
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Fear and Loathing in Rensselaer ?
what a trip
12 posted on 05/12/2011 11:46:07 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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Lately, I’ve been hearing many news reports about bath salts. Am I correct in thinking that bath salts are/were a legitimate product until some fool stuck some up his nose? I have never purchased bath salts but if for some reason I was spurred to make a purchase I certainly wouldn’t figure on buying the product at a gas station.

If they ban every product some fool decides to misuse the shelves will be empty.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 12:31:14 PM PDT by WinMod70
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To: Vigilanteman

I’m confused about whether they’re talking about actual bath salts, or if bath salts is slang for some sort of manufactured substance which happens to resemble bath salts yet has an entirely different effect if snorted.


14 posted on 05/13/2011 6:35:56 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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