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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Comments (3)
  1. bullett says:

    Wow, another plus for Schumer, but what about gun control?

  2. Teddy says:

    Thank goodness Chuckie Schumer is on the scene. Life long, useless windbag and mentor of Anthony the Weiner. I can’t wait to see tomorrows special investigation announcement. His daily sound bites are a joke – I can’t believe he gets elected over and over again.

  3. Dave says:

    So we march towards (as Nancy Pelosi puts it) “the end of life as we know it” and this is what Schumer is worried about? This guy is such a joke, Thank God I left NYS, he is a fool!

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