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Sleepy driver in possession of 'bath salts' that causes violent psychotic behaviour

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 28th, 2012

A North Cowichan/Duncan municipal traffic member turned a routine highway check Sunday into its first-ever seizure in B.C. of a new recreational drug called “bath salts.”

Police found the drug, which has been associated with violently psychotic behaviour, in a search of a truck that was parked on the shoulder of the Trans Canada highway early Sunday morning.

The officer saw a truck the driver asleep in the driver’s seat.

The constable then knocked on the driver’s window and woke the male driver.

After speaking with the male, the constable determined that he was not impaired by alcohol but there was an odour of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The drug is so new that it has not yet been classified by Health Canada.

Police also found several kilograms of marijuana, along with methamphetamine, GHB, LSD, ecstasy, cocaine and $30,000 dollars in cash during the search.

A 43-year-old Esquimalt, B.C., man is facing several drug trafficking charges.



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