The primary ingredient to this past week's infamous face-eating/zombie attack affair in Florida has apparently made its way north. Specifically Canada. Specifically Guelph. At least according to the Guelph Mercury, bath salts are in the Royal City.
Apparently, and I did not know this, bath salts have already made a beach head in Canada in the Atlantic provinces. The drug, a combination of mephedrone and methylone called methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) that just so happens to look like Epsom salts, is not technically illegal in Canada, even though its two core ingredients are on the list of substances banned by the controlled drugs and substances act.
So what does bath salts do: It's a combination stimulant and hallucinogenic, which is why someone high on them will eat somebody's face and then take five bullets before they fall down. The drug creates "an initial euphoric rush, but can lead to hallucinations, paranoia, psychosis, suicidal urges, hypertension and high blood pressure."
“At this point, we don’t have much experience with it,” Guelph Police Service Const. Attila Korga said. But police, he said, have their eyes on the street, concerned the highly addictive drug will make inroads.
According to the Mercury article, about $200,000 worth of bath salts was seized last month at an illegal drug lab in Arnprior, Ont. near Ottawa. So someone in the immediate vicinity is trying to build a market for MDPV, the terrible results be damned. I guess we'll see in the immediate future just if and how badly the drug is permeated our fair town. But in the meantime, if you hear something that sounds like a human growling and snarling, best steer clear lest they be high from bath salts.
But in lighter news, no word yet on if this is the start of a zombie apocalypse. They usually skip over this part in the movies.