Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Post-Dispatch Sniffs Out Story on Bath Salts -- Months After News First Broke of Fake Cocaine

Posted By on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge Post-Dispatch: It was right there! Under our nose the entire time!
  • Post-Dispatch: It was right there! Under our nose the entire time!
Have you read the news today? Oh boy.

It seems the Post-Dispatch has at last discovered that kids are snorting bath salts containing the drug mephedrone that simulates the effects of cocaine. The daily features its findings on the front page of today's paper. Over at stltoday.com, the article has already generated dozens of comments and social-media shares.

Here's the deal though. The paper is months late with the news.

Fox 2 first broke the story in October about how St. Louis kids were getting high on Ivory Wave and other "bath salts" sold at head shops and other outlets.

Here at Daily RFT we followed up with reporting on how the bath salts have already swept across Europe, resulting in deaths and a ban in the United Kingdom. The news of bath salts also compelled us to create a list: The 10 Dumbest Things People Have Used to Get High.

So, yeah, while today's Post-Dispatch story is hardly news, we guess it's high time the daily gets makes a buzz off the drug.

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