Dorchester County moves forward to ban bath salts

Published: Oct. 19, 2011 at 4:27 PM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester County council unanimously approved the ban of bath salts in a preliminary vote Monday night.

Some South Carolina cities and towns including Moncks Corner have banned the sale and possession of designer drugs.

Last month, a Charleston physician said that legal designer drugs marketed as "bath salts" are more dangerous than cocaine. Dr. Anc Clarkson said he's seen patients with symptoms in the emergency room at Roper Saint Francis Hospital.

"Hallucination, delusions, self harm, and then a whole host of other issues that can actually have you in the intensive care unit or actually kill you," said Clarkson. "As a general rule, the average user of one of these medications will be much sicker than the average user of say someone who uses cocaine or methamphetamine."

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