This mother was high on bath salts, as she attacked her child and a neighbor. Police tased her before handcuffing her. She suffered cardiac arrest while in custody, and troopers later learned she had an operation to put stents in her heart two days earlier.
This young woman found bath salts through an online forum, as it was boasted to help one lose weight. The young woman ended up dying as a result of severe swelling of the brain that doctors attribute to the drug.
After a botched attempt at passing cocaine through the airport, police began an undercover investigation of the TSA employees at LAX. They uncovered a scheme to get drugs through security. Several TSA employees face charges.
The military announced that it will begin testing troops for hydrocodone and benzodiazepines, in addition to illegal drugs, codeine, and morphine. Although these drugs are needed by many troops, the potential for abuse is also on the rise.