This Isn't Alarming At All

The frequency with which these 'incidents' are increasing is definitely alarming. Two in one weekend.

First in Calgary.

Calgary cops investigate bath salts

By Damien Wood, QMI Agency

CALGARY - City cops say they could have their first case of the new drug bath salts on their hands, after a young man took on several officers Saturday.
Two officers went to a Bridlewood home in the city's southwest at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, after the 20-something's parents called police, fearful of his behaviour.
Police say those first officers on-scene got more than they bargained for, and backup had to be called to control the man.
"He was not co-operating," Insp. Craig Skelton said.
"They had to physically restrain him.
"In the process (of controlling him) they discovered that he had an extremely high pain tolerance and he was acting very aggressively and combatively."

Skelton said he would consider the man's resistance to pain beyond the norm.
While he said he would be hesitant to call this a confirmed case of bath salts use, Skelton did say this is what police are investigating, and police are confident this man consumed something.
"We certainly have an unconfirmed incident," he said.
Once under control the man was taken to hospital and is expected to be alright.
Investigation into the incident, and the possibility of bath salts arriving on the Calgary drug scene, continues.
If this was a bath salts case, Skelton said it would be the first one reported.
This is concerning to police, he said.
It's not yet an illegal drug, and has recently achieved notoriety and subsequent popularity in the aftermath of incidents in the U.S., including one in May in Miami involving a 31-year-old man allegedly savaging a homeless man and eating portions of his face.
"It's highly dangerous," Skelton said.
"They're not illegal ... (but) alcohol is very legal but it plays a significant role in a lot of bad situations."

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Then in Toronto.

Man stoned on bath salts sends 2 cops to hospital


TORONTO -- Police suspect a man who allegedly broke one officer's nose and another's wrist may have been high on bath salts, the drug allegedly used by the Miami Face-Eater.
A police source told QMI Agency two officers were ejecting a "strange-acting" man from a west-end condo Sunday and when the trespasser was unco-operative, the officers moved in to make an arrest and a fight broke out.
The "raging" man smashed one officer's nose and managed to break the other's wrist. He was eventually taken into custody and both officers were sent to hospital.
The officers were treated and released, and will now take some time off, said the police source.
Bath salts, a chemical combination of drugs with MPDV as its main ingredient, can cause hallucinations, paranoia and violent behaviour. MPDV, currently not regulated in Canada, is a synthetic stimulant similar to cocaine.
"It makes them think they have super-human strength," the source said, noting the deadly drug is starting to pop up on Toronto streets.

In Miami last month, Ronald Poppo, 65, had three-quarters of his face chewed off by Rudy Eugene, 31, who was allegedly high on bath salts.
In Louisiana, Carl Jacquneaux, 43, attacked his ex-wife's new lover and bit a chunk off his face while allegedly stoned on bath salts.
Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced in early June that the government will list MDPV under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, under the same category heroin and cocaine.
The move will make any affiliation with MPDV illegal. The public can comment on the proposal until July 10, after which MPDV will likely be illegal by the fall.
Harley Roulston, 24, of Toronto, is charged with trespassing, resisting arrest and assaulting police officers. He will appear in court Monday.

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Doesn't anyone just smoke a joint and chill out anymore? Or at least eat mushrooms.
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Being curbside when the bars vomit gets spooky enough....

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