Skip to comments.KSP: Mom High On Bath Salts Drops Boy On Interstate
Posted on 03/01/2011 10:34:06 AM PST by TSgt
CALVERT CITY, Ky. -- A mother charged with endangering her children said she was wandering along a western Kentucky interstate with them after snorting bath salts.
Kentucky State Police said they found a 2-year-old boy with a head injury lying on the inside edge of Interstate 24 in Marshall County and his mother carrying a 5-year-old child in the median.
Police said 29-year-old Cynthia Palmer told officers she had been snorting bath salts and began to hallucinate Monday night while driving from the Tennessee side of Fort Campbell.
Officers said she stopped and attempted to carry both children across the roadway, but dropped the younger child and left him.
The 2-year-old was taken to a hospital and the older child was taken into custody by Tennessee Social Services.
Palmer was charged with assault, wanton endangerment and public intoxication.
Court records do not list an attorney for her.
A Kentucky House committee approved a bill last month that would ban the sale or possession of the synthetic drug marketed as bath salts and sold under such brand names as Ivory Wave or Purple Wave.
Committee members were told that the substance can cause delusional behavior, confusion, agitation and paranoia.
Now we have to sign in and register to buy bath salts along with Sudafed - just like we would if were bying bullets or guns!!
My heart goes out to these poor children.
There is a cohort of (barely) human beings that simply should *not* be permitted to breed.
No, we’ll need a doctor’s prescription.
Good Lord,is there anything safe left?
Mother of the Year she isn’t.
I’m really at a loss as to understanding this new bath salts thing. Are they legitimately bath salts? Can you actually use them in a bath, or are they surreptitiously designer drugs packaged as bath salts?
Florida apparently had an epidemic big enough to require our new AG to declare them illegal, but I’m left trying to understand: are they actually legal products being misused or illegal products being marketed as legal? Either way, why aren’t we investigating the manufacturers?
Progress is wonderful!!!
Heard a story about this recently, and for the record, they are not actually bath salts, they are boutique drugs, available at convenience stores and the like.
Like my fiancee says, “You have to be licensed to drive, but you don’t have to be licensed to have children.”
Apparently, it is called “bath salts” but isn’t.
It is sold at convenience stores, not your regular grocer or Wall Mart.
At least, that is what I have read.
No, they are not really bath salts. Designer drugs developed from legal substances so beyone (initially) the reach of law enforcement.
This clears up a mystery I have had for years. My wife locks herself in the bathroom to soak in the tub with bath salts. No wonder she is in a good mood when she gets out.
They are available online here: http://am-hi-co.com/acatalog/ivory-wave.html
I’m not sure what makes someone think, “hey, why don’t I snort bath salt?”
These aren’t truly “bath salts,” they’re just packaged as such. The packages are so tiny that they wouldn’t do a thing if dumped into a normal-sized bathtub. My wife makes her own bath salts (*real* ones) using Epsom salts and essential oils, and when she uses them, it takes a few ounces dumped into the tub to make the nice smell in the bathroom. These things, IIRC, are sold in packages of just a few grams...not enough to make your bathwater smell good, but enough to give you a high if sniffed like cocaine.
I had a chemistry kit when I was a kid and made all sorts of neat glowing chemicals, etc. How does one take the initiative to actually imbibe or otherwise consume a creation to decide if it’s suitable for consumption and then if it gets them high?
What happened to just smoking a joint or stealing a bottle of scotch from mom’s liquor cabinet?
So now an attack on another kind of salt? Bath salts?
Yeah, I've wondered about that kind of thing too. You can go all the way back to when someone said, "you know, that leaf on that plant.... I wonder what it'd be like to light it on fire, and inhale the burning emissions." There's certainly more examples from further back. Then again, I like lobster and who was the first guy who thought, "let's boil that sucker and eat the innards"?
500 mg, yeah. A half-gram. Or one-fifty-sixth of an ounce. At least the homemade versions of bath salts my wife makes take a good 2-3 ounces, at least, to produce enough scent to be useful.
(And she could make a LOT of the stuff for $36.31, too. More than half a gram!)
I wonder if Ivory soap has sued the people selling this crap in convenience stores? I’m fairly sure they’ve trademarked “Ivory” as a brand name.
To the dopers those effects are collectively known as "fun"
(We live in a very scary world)