Nova Scotia

Bath salts arrests in Pictou

A man and a woman were arrested in Pictou, N.S. Monday, the result of what the RCMP called an ongoing drug investigation.

A man and a woman were arrested in Pictou, N.S. Monday, the result of what the RCMP called an ongoing drug investigation.

The two were picked up at 2:45 a.m. The police said they found four grams of a drug commonly referred to as bath salts.

Bath salts are comparable to a mix of cocaine and amphetamine. It's a long-lasting street drug that produces extreme euphoria. When that feeling disappears, the user craves more. Taking them can result in serious consequences, including death.

Along with the drugs, the police said they found drug paraphernalia, which included packaging material and cutting and cooking agents. The police said they also found cash.

The pair both face four charges including possession with the purpose of trafficking, possession, breach of probation and failure to comply with an undertaking.

The woman, a 29-year-old from Stellarton, has been released from custody, but she's scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 11, 2013.

The man, a 32-year-old from Sydney, is in custody and scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court Monday.

This isn't the first time police in Pictou have come across bath salts. In October, the RCMP arrested five people on drug charges, which included possessing bath salts for the purpose of trafficking.

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