GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) - A search of a room at the Stardust Motel Tuesday turned up containers of bath salts along with other drugs.
But even though Greenville police suspect the person who had the stuff never intended on tossing it in any bath water, they can't do much about it.
"There's no charges we can do in reference to the bath salts we found there," Greenville police Lt. Steve Strick says. "They're still legal to possess at this time."
That's why authorities are having a problem prosecuting people when it comes to bath salts. It's only illegal to ingest them.
Even in cases where they were consumed, coming up with charges isn't easy.
Greenville police discovered that earlier this month when six teenagers were taken to the hospital after drinking "bath salts cocktails" which they created by mixing the stuff with Mountain Dew.
"The case is still pending," Strick says. "We have not got any word from the prosecutor on charges yet."
Under the new law bath salts would be treated the same as marijuana with possession being a minor misdemeanor and selling them a potential felony.
Police think that change will keep the stuff out of stores, and also out of the hands of those tempted to try it.
"We're hoping everyone's getting the message to stay away from it," Strick says."Hopefully we're making our city a little safer with this new law."
The governor is expected to sign the law sometime next week. It will then take 90 days to take effect, creating a limbo period when bath salts can still be sold legally.
Officials with the Attorney General's office say the law covers copy cat drugs, so that manufacturers can't just change the chemical compound and still sell the bath salts.
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