Man says stores shouldn’t have sold him ‘bath salts’

6/22/2011 9:36 AM By Harmon Marks -Lincoln Bureau

HAMLIN — A Ranger man is accusing three businesses of marketing a product known as “bath salts” and sold as a “legal drug,” and other plaintiffs might join his product liability and personal injury suit.

Jason Vance filed the complaint May 11 in Lincoln Circuit Court. He is represented by attorneys Ronald G. Salmons, Jeffrey S. Bowen and Robby N. Long.

In the complaint, Vance details six alleged counts.

The defendants are Harts businesses K&B Quick Stop Inc., LT Jones Tobacco Plus and Smokin’ Joes Arcade LLC of Barboursville.

“Products known as ‘fake cocaine,’ ‘synthetic cocaine‘ or ‘bath salts‘… contain mephedrone, also known as 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC), or 3-methylephedrone, which is a synthetic stimulant and entactogen drug of the amphetamine and cathinone classes.”


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