Are Drug Dealers Taking Interest In Bath Salts?
In Toronto, a man is facing 82 drug and firearm charges.
Police conducted a search of the man’s home which turned up roughly $1.5 million in drugs and 11 firearms.
The Organized Crime Enforcement Gun and Gang Task Force carried out a search warrant of Bennett Vuong’s home. Vuong was already under arrest when the search took place.
In the home, police discovered a large supply of drugs and cash, as well as $175,000 inside Voung’s car.
Authorities were led to another residence, where another warrant was carried out. Inside the home they discovered seven hand guns, an AK-47, a sawed-off shotgun, and other weapons. Along with the guns, authorities found a mother-load of drugs, including oxycontin , heroin, ketamine, psilocybin, cocaine, and crystal meth.
Const. Tony Vella said that this case is one the most “significant” seizures for authorities so far this year. The supply of crystal meth alone has a street value over $800,000.
A strange twist in the search was when police came across a package labeled “MPDV”, which is one of the main ingredients used to make ‘bath salts’. With recent reports of bath salts being connected with bizarre attacks and crimes, the discovery was disturbing. The supply of MPDV found leads people to wonder if the man was actually making bath salts.
The substance is being sent to labs for testing, but it could take weeks to get results back.
Currently, government is planning to make MDPV illegal by this fall, placing the substance in the same category as heroin and cocaine.
So are these ‘legal’ substances like bath salts really becoming so popular that big time drug dealers are beginning to take notice?
Original article: torontosun.com
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