Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Post-Dispatch Sniffs Out Story on Bath Salts -- Months After News First Broke of Fake Cocaine
By Chad Garrison
on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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
makes a buzz off the drug.
Have you read the news today? Oh boy.