It may be banned, but the First Coast is still seeing the emergence of the drug known as bath salts.
Bath Salts may sound like something that is relaxing, but illegal bath salts are anything but.
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, bath salts also go by the names Cloud Nine, Ivory Wave or Blue Silk. They are synthetic stimulants that affect your central nervous system.
People who use bath salts can appear agitated, paranoid, have hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and can be violent.
"We are seeing more and more of it and the violence associated with these drugs is increasing," says Cpl. Catherine Payne with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.
Florida banned bath salts over a year ago and last October the DEA made bath salts a Schedule one substance, meaning selling it would be illegal.
So how are teens and adults still getting their hands on them? The illegal bath salts can easily be found online and ordered.
Bath salts often look like a white, off-white or yellowish powder and usually comes in small foil packages. It can also be found in capsule form.
First Coast News