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Bath product being used as recreational drug

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A bath salt is raising concerns for law enforcement officers. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says state lawmakers should ban a bath salt called Ivory Wave salts or Ivory, because people are using it to get high.  

Ivory is a legal substance available for purchase at some stores in Mississippi. 

The problem is some users are snorting or injecting Ivory and the effect is similar to that of crystal meth. 

Dickinson said deputies have encountered Ivory users who thought they were demons and another who shot up his house because he mistakenly thought an intruder was inside. 

The state has already banned K-2 or Spice, a type of synthetic marijuana, after reports of people smoking it to get high. 

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