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Synthetic Coke or another Amp? You decide!

Synthetic Coke or another Amp?  You decide!

April, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Items like Cloud 9 Bath Salts and Molly's Plant Food are cheap and readily available at local convenience stores and now people are using such substances to get high.

The products are made with a synthetic form of cocaine and perfectly legal, according to John Benitez, Managing Director for the Tennessee Poison Center.

He told Nashville's News 2 when the white powder is smoked, snorted, ingested or injected, it gives the same euphoric high you'd feel when using cocaine.

"Typically, it's like an amphetamine, like drug amphetamines in general because you to have hallucinations, [you're] feeling good, being very awake, alert," he explained.

At one local convenience store, the clerk told Nashville News  Molly's Plant Food is an energy pill people are taking advantage of. "I would never ever try this," an employee told Nashville News  off camera.  "I heard it's making people sick, I mean it says plant food.  I don't understand."

Side effects of synthetic cocaine include increased heart rate, nosebleeds, hallucinations, seizures and kidney failure. Looking closely at the chemical make-up, Doctor Benitz said it's nearly identical to the amphetamine found in cocaine. Several states are taking action including Kentucky, Florida, Louisiana,Hawaii,igan and North Dakota.

BATH SALTS or Synthetic Cocaine?

The fake coke was just as easy to find online at both in the form of Cloud 9 Bath Salts and in Molly's Plant Food.

Information for this posting came from WKRN, News 2, The Nashville Tennessean, Superior Training Solutions, and several other photo sites.


Posted By: STS  First @ 5:36:34 PM


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