'Bath salts' drug hits Edmonton streets
Posted: Jun 2, 2012 12:02 PM MT
Edmonton police say bath salts, a street drug that’s been sweeping through the United States, has been popping up in the city.
Det. Guy Pilon says the addictive drug has been appearing on Edmonton streets.(CBC)
Bath salts is a nickname for the synthetic drug which, is a stimulant similar to cocaine or methamphetamine.
While illegal in the United States, the drug isn’t listed as a controlled substance in Canada and can be legally brought into the country.
It is dangerous and highly addicting.
Alberta's Medical Examiner tells CBC News that so far they know of no deaths in this province linked to bath salts.
The drug made headlines recently after being linked to a case in Miami where a man attacked and ate parts of a homeless man before being shot by police. But authorities there are unsure what, if any, role the drug played.
Authorities in Nova Scotia have also said the drug has appeared in their province.