There's good news today for anyone who doesn't want their face chewed off by some bath-salt fueled cannibal: bath salts are now officially illegal in New York.
Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced that the New York State Department of Health has issued new regulations to crack down on bath-salt abuse, and the use of other synthetic drugs.
"Bath salts and other synthetic drugs pose a direct, serious threat
to public health and safety, and we must do everything we can to remove
these harmful substances from sale and distribution in New York," Cuomo said this morning. "The actions we are announcing today attack the
problem by helping our law enforcement officers enforce the rules,
expanding the list of banned substances used to manufacture bath salts,
and imposing tougher penalties so those who sell these drugs are held
The gov might be on to something -- as we've come to find out, synthetic drugs have a tendency to turn people into blood-thirsty maniacs.More »