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What are bath salts and 'Molly'?

Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team news release about bath salts and Molly:

Bath salts: is the informal "street name" for a family of designer drugs often containing substituted cathinones, which have effects similar to amphetamine and cocaine.  Their white crystals often resemble legal bathing products like epsom salts, but are chemically disparate from actual bath salts.  Bath salts' packaging often states "not for human consumption" in an attempt to avoid the prohibition of drugs. Bath salts are highly addictive and cause hyperactivity, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, and in extreme cases death. 

Molly: is the powder or crystal form of MDMA, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a chemical drug most commonly known for its use in the pressed pill Ecstasy.  Unlike Ecstasy, which has a reputation for being laced with everything from caffeine to methamphetamine, Molly -- a name shortened from "molecule" -- is thought of as "pure" MDMA.

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