Contact Us

Bath Salt Cases Getting out of Hand in Utica Area


For the fifth time in just 2 days, Utica police have been busy dealing with people who have taken ‘bath salts.’  There have been more than 12 cases in the last few weeks in the Utica/Rome area.  But what are bath salts and why is it still legal? 

When I first heard about the ‘ bath salt’ incidents, I thought it was the salt beads you put in your bathtub and wondered what people were doing with them.  In actuality, its white crystals with a combination of chemicals that people snort, smoke, shoot up with, or mix into food and drink.  It causes agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain and suicide tendencies according to WebMD.  Some zombie cases across the country have been linked back to bath salts as well.  ABC News’ 20/20 did a segment on the dangerous drug.

By marketing the crystals as bath salts and labeling them ‘not for human consumption,’ they aren’t illegal.  At least not yet.  A bill banning bath salts is awaiting the President’s signature. Senator Charles Schumer made specific mention of bath salts cases in Utica and Marcy in his push to pass the legislation.

The community is quite concerned over the increasing number of cases in the area and are voicing their opinions on the Utica PD Facebook page.

City of Utica, NY Police Department/Facebook

What’s wrong with today’s society?  Who actually thinks of this?  There had to be one person who said ‘hey I wonder what would happen if…’  It’s scary to think this is available for kids to purchase at stores in the area.  I guess the best you can do is educate them about the dangers of drugs and the people who use them, and hope they are intelligent and responsible enough to stay far, far away.

Source: WIBX950

Best Of Big Frog 104

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Big Frog Rewards Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Big Frog Rewards Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.