Police warn of "bath salts" being sold in Mason

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MASON, OH (FOX19) - The Warren County Drug Task Force says they have received information about dangerous "bath salts" being sold in Mason.

Police say that the task force has seized several doses of what appears to be chlorine tablets crushed in bath salts containers.

Governor John Kasich signed legislation in July that would ban the use of the drug. However, it will not go into effect until September. The Warren County Drug Task Force is warning hospitals in the area to be alert for people who may be admitted due to bath salt overdose.

Bath salts are crystallized chemicals that are snorted, swallowed or smoked. They can cause paranoia and hallucination, and their use has led to hundreds of calls to poison centers nationwide. They have been sold legally in gas stations, tobacco shops and other businesses.

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