Arkansas Police Focus on Cracking Down on Bath Salts
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – About 150 law enforcement officers from across the state gathered in North Little Rock Wednesday to figure out better ways to crack down on synthetic drugs, most commonly known as“K2″ or “bath salts.”
A law passed in 2010 bans the sale of these drugs in Arkansas, but they are still being sold and consumed.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was the keynote speaker of Wednesday’s Synthetic Drug Symposium. He said the first step in combating this problem is educating Arkansans of how dangerous these substances are. These drugs, which could be found on store shelves, can cause brain damage and even kill people the first time someone tries it.
“We’ve got to share information, we have to give information to law enforcement, we have to give information to parents,” McDaniel said. “We have to make it known to our kids that just because you buy something legally, if you use it as a drug, it can be fatal.”