Bath Salts Turning Mesa Criminals Into Super Criminals

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Taking bath salts, it seems, is just like getting exposed to a "G-Bomb."
Bath salts, a designer drug that causes people to trip out, can apparently take average criminals and turn them into super-powered criminals with a penchant for violence.

According to the Mesa Police Department, bath salts seem to be giving criminals "unusual strength," particularly when they are confronted by cops.

In fact, in the past week, Mesa police officers based out of the Red Mountain Precinct have encountered three criminals -- all of whom were under the influence of bath salts -- who demonstrated "unusual strength" and violence.

The latest is an unidentified burglary suspect, who required eight cops to subdue him after he broke into a car in the 500 block of North Maple Drive earlier today.

Police responded to a burglary in progress call about 6 a.m. today at 533 North Maple Drive in Mesa. When police arrived, they found the suspect locked in a vehicle, "acting erratically moving from the back seat to the front seat in a manic manner."

At one point, the suspect opened one of the vehicle's doors wide enough to throw soda cans at the responding officers -- hitting none of them.

Police continued to order the man to exit the vehicle, and he continued to refuse.

At one point, the suspect pulled out a putty knife as he pulled wires from the dash of the vehicle. When police used a key to try and access the vehicle, the suspect would jump to whichever door they were trying to access and hold it closed.

The cops managed to open one of the doors wide enough to stick a Taser inside the car and zap the suspect. He was removed from the vehicle and continued to resist arrest -- despite having been zapped by the cops' Taser.

Mesa police say it took a total of eight officers to subdue the suspect, one of whom suffered an injury to his wrist.

It was later determined the suspect was under the influence of bath salts. He was taken to Banner Gateway Medical Center, and will likely face charges when he's released.

Again, Mesa police stress that this is the third incident in the past week where cops have had to deal with an alleged criminal under the influence of bath salts who seemed to have "unusual strength."

Mesa Detective Steve Berry tells New Times the identity of the suspect has not yet been released likely because he has not been processed yet. Check back for updates.

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20 comments
Scretch
Scretch

A warm bath is better than this shit.

Uknow
Uknow

Mesa Police are liars and criminals.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

Sounds like more police state horse shit propaganda to me. They said the same thing about PCP years ago. Always they look for a boogey man. I'm sure this stuff is not good for one, but to allege that it required eight strong cops to tackle one hopped up speed freak is absurd. This stuff is an analogue of methcathinone, the active principle of the African drug, Qat (Khat). So it's probably similar to any number of stimulants.

Remember, the only reason these things can be sold is because prohibition created the economic environment in which they could be sold. Absent that people would have stuck with good old reliable cocaine and amphetamines. At least those were known substances with known side effect profiles.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

And people wonder why shit like this is made illegal. It's not because "the man" is trying to mess with your life, these are the kinds of drugs that I have no problem with being made illegal.

Pot on the other hand, it's just illegal because:

A: It's easy to get big pot busts, and they can make a lot of them, so it looks like the drug war is "productive".

B: The government would NEVER admit that it made a mistake.

C: The anti pot people have managed to propagandize in a way that would make Goebbels proud.

Put these three together, and you're gonna be waiting a LONG time for pot to become legal, which it should be, and then be regulated like alcohol and cigarettes...

EDIT: Man, this shit sounds like PCP, another doozy of a bad time.

bigriggs
bigriggs

They bleed red from gunshot wounds just like the rest of us.

So Confused
So Confused

It amazes me the shit people ingest into their bodies to get high.  How do they come up with this shit? 

Kidx
Kidx

It's not propaganda, it's just hype. That shit doesnt get you high, and it isn't some new super drug. If people are acting crazy it's because they're crazy, not from these bath salts.

The reason they started selling that shit at pipe shops years ago was because assholes figured out that Epson salts look like meth, and they would sell these salts to people as meth to rip them off. People just started acting like they could get high off it, and it got all hyped up. Trust me, this stuff isn't some new designer drug.

Guest
Guest

How about the momthat beat her two yr old on the head with a chair and left him on the side of the road cause she thought he was a demon? Bath salts

Guest
Guest

Amazing how people defend pot smokers, every single one i have ever known are lazy unemotional sobs

yodabama
yodabama

Mikey, the fact is if the drugs like marijuana were legal there would be no need to produce the designer drugs. 

teknik1200
teknik1200

they paid attention in chemistry class.

ideally they should just leave the natural drugs legal, they are far safer then the stuff folks whip up in their labs.

take "spice" for example.  it's nothing like cannabis but the media always portrays it to be.

Folks have like altering their minds forever.  kind of like spinning in circles until you fall down as a child.

bobbyb
bobbyb

you need to get out more. why do all your comments suck? 

Guest
Guest

Oh please they have just as many issues with spice, kuds have died from it, not as safe as u imply

Guest
Guest

Blah fucking blah

Jimmy
Jimmy

Yeah, I don't think so.  We are all here reading the totally messed up things do to other people and yet we maintain our sense of humor.  

Maybe you should start reading CNN or Fox News.  Then you'll have something to be grumpy about.

Guest
Guest

Why do u think? The articles are about abuse neglect child murder and stuff like that so what do u expect me to comment about rainbows and unicorns

teknik1200
teknik1200

you totally missed my point.  spice is poison, it's nothing like cannabis at all.

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