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Synthetic drug called 'bath salt' hits U.S. ‘like a freight train’

Published 10/02/2011, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)

A Minnesota woman learned in May that her son, who she said had a history of chemical abuse, had taken a man-made substance with the slang name “plant food,” better known as bath salts. Of all the new synthetic drugs alarming health and law enforcement officials in Minnesota and across the country, none has exploded into the culture over the past year as quickly — or as dangerously.

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