By Jasmine Sawhne
Synthetic drugs, being sold under the facade of “bath salts,” have quickly become a cause for alarm with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and federal authorities. Having nothing to do with soothing baths at all, the main ingredients in these deadly narcotics are mephedrone and MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone), belonging to the drug class of amphetamines. Thus, these “bath salts” produce effects similar to those of cocaine and meth (methamphetamine). While most commonly snorted, other methods of abuse include injection, smoking and even eating.