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Schumer: Senate Closer To Banning Bath Salts

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)Sen. Charles of Schumer says a measure to outlaw the dangerous abused drug known as “bath salts” is closer to adoption.

The Democrat says his bill unanimously passed a key Senate committee Thursday.

The bill would add MDPV and Mephedrone to the list of controlled substances. Thirty-four states including New York have banned bath salts already.

Bath salts are sold online and at convenience store counters like candy, but are abused often by teenagers for a highly toxic high.

Schumer says the narcotic is sold under names including Tranquillity, Zoom, Ivory Wave, Red Dove and Vanilla Sky.

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