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National Bath Salts Ban

U.S. Bath Salts Ban
Chemung County (WENY) -- Senator Charles Schumer announced yesterday that the U.S. Senate has passed the significant new drug legislation.

Illegally using bath salts has been a big problem in the Twin Tiers for more than a year.

Captain Douglas Houper says that he has seen a steady increase in usage in Chemung County and that cracking down will make his job easier.

"When they do pass the law you know, my concern is how am I going to make an arrest if there's not a test for the compounds that make up the so called bath salts or the synthetic marajuana," said Houper.

Schumer's bath salt legislation is now on President Obama's desk, which may see some waiting time with the recent Supreme Court decision on healthcare.