Bath salt drugs banned

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 Florida  Attorney General Pam Bondi has issued an emergency ruling that substances containing MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrova-lerone), commonly known as "bath salts," have been added to the state’s schedule of controlled substances. 

"Due to the violent nature of the side effects involved in taking these drugs, the emergency measures will provide law enforcement with the tools necessary to take this dangerous substance off the shelves and protect the abusers from themselves as well as others," she said in issuing the order on Jan. 26. 

Possession or selling MDPV is a felony under the rule.

The common street name for the drug is: Vanilla Sky, Ivory Wave, Ocean Burst and Bolivian Bath. The substance is usually snorted, although it can be smoked or swallowed. Reported side effects of MDPV include: increased heart rate, nosebleeds, hallucinations, severe paranoia, seizures and kidney failure.

Retail stores in Levy County can turn the products  in to the Sheriff's Office without fear of arrest or they can call the Sheriff's Office and a deputy will pick up the product.

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