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Agents Seize Large Amount of Bath Salts; Two Arrested

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Darius Collins Darius Collins
Lance Flesher Lance Flesher
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Two men were arrested by local authorities after agents seized a kilogram of bath salts.

Earlier this month Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team agents received a tip about a large amount of "Molly" in the Savannah area.

"Molly" is a street word for the drug, Ecstasy.

Through their information, agents identified an East Savannah location where Darius Collins, 21, and Lance Flesher, 22, were arrested.

CNT agents later determined that the substance believed to be "Molly" was actually bath salts.

"Because bath salts can be considered a substitute for Ecstasy, users who think they are taking Ecstasy sometimes unknowingly ingest bath salts," said CNT Agent Gene Harley.

Harley said that the amount of bath salts seized earlier this month could have a street value of up to $300,000 if sold as Molly.

"Bath salts are an emerging and dangerous product and I urge parents, teachers and the public to be aware of the potential dangers associated with these drugs,"  CNT Director Everette Ragan said.

Officials say use of bath salts is on the rise nationwide and are highly addictive.

Bath salts are now listed as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act.

They can cause hallucinations, hyperactivity, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure and even death.

Both Collins and Flesher have been charged with multiple felony drug charges and are being held at the Chatham County Detention Center.

Bath salts are illegal in Georgia and South Carolina.

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