Langlade County Law Enforcement Battling Bath Salts

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email
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Law enforcement gives vigilant effort to stop drugs from coming into our communities. But how do they stop a drug that is nearly undetectable, and can be ordered online, and delivered right to your door?

"This isn't a Walmart drug," said Detective Bauknecht of the Langlade County Sheriff's Office, "this is a central nervous stimulant that is sold solely for the intention of messing you up."

In the past few months, the Langlade County Sheriff's Office has seen cases of bath salts crime, skyrocket.

"Ease of availability, lack in laws, just the pure addiction it brings."

Now they're doing more to try and stop the drug abuse, before it spreads even further.

"We've tried to step up our enforcement of known locations where we know the sales of bath salts occur, we try to get our uniformed guys and get interdiction type things and suppress the activity in that particular area, and we also try with our typical drug enforcement tactics where we try to isolate and find known dealers and try to effect an arrest on them."

The long term effects of bath salts abuse is not yet fully known, but Detective Bauknecht says he, and all law enforcement, will continue their battle against bath salts.

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