Understanding Bath Salts and Drug Crimes

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), bath salts are the latest stimulant used by young Americans to get high. In short, bath salts are a synthetic powder sold online under numerous names, such as ivory wave, purple wave, red dove, blue silk, zoom, bloom, cloud nine, ocean snow, lunar wave, and white lightning. While bath salts have proven to be a dangerous drug, convicting someone of a crime they didn’t commit is wrong too. That’s why our attorneys are ready to help anyone who has been accused of illegal activity related to bath salts.

What are the consequences?

Because bath salts are a relatively new drug, NIDA has little information on what the long- and short-term side effects of the drug. So far, researches can tell that the drug contains chemicals similar to ingredients found in meth. Like meth, it seems as though bath salts cause users to experience intense cravings, which are the least significant side effects. Users have also experienced chest pain, high blood pressure, and suicidal tendencies. In some cases, these suicidal tendencies have failed to wear off—even when the individual was no longer impaired.

Statistics About Bath Salts

According to NIDA, a bothersome number of injuries, ER visits, and other incidents have been connected to bath salts. Additionally, the number of calls to poison control centers in the United States concerning the drug rose between 2010 and 2011. NIDA sees no indication that use will decrease in the near future. Because of this, law enforcement may become overzealous when enforcing drug-related laws. Bath salts are dangerous, but convicting an innocent person of a crime he or she didn’t commit is wrong too. That is why our attorneys are ready to help anyone who has been wrongfully accused of a bath salt-related drug crime.

Okabe & Haushalter: We Can Help Defend Your Rights

At our firm, we are ready to help you get the case outcome you want. If you have been charged with a drug crime, we can help. In fact, our attorneys are experienced in every facet of criminal defense. Whether you are facing burglary charges, allegations of the sex crime, or simply need help at a DMV hearing, we want to hear from you. The sooner we talk, the faster one of our lawyers can begin working on an aggressive case strategy to keep you out of jail. Call us today!

Bath Salt Statistics

According to NIDA, a substantial number of emergency room visits and calls to poison control centers have resulted from bath salt use. Last year, more than 250 calls to local poison control centers were connected to bath salts in a two month time period. Even with these dangers, people continue to use bath salts and many ER doctors are concerned at the number of patients to receive who are suffering illness or injury because of the drug. Additionally, the number of calls to poison control centers regarding the drug increased from 2010 to 2011.

Have you been accused of a drug crime in Las Vegas? We can help!

At the firm, we are whole-heartedly dedicated to helping people stay out of jail for crimes they didn’t commit. If you’ve been accused of a drug crime related to bath salts, contact an attorney from Okabe & Haushalter as soon as possible; the sooner we hear from you, the fast we can begin creating an effective case strategy to get you the favorable case outcome you want. Our attorneys are experienced in every facet of criminal defense. Drug crimes come with serious consequences; don’t assume that you have to plead guilty. Call an attorney from the firm today!

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