Ohio's ban on bath salts — a new restriction that went live on Monday — has already collared a local lady trying to rearrange her headspace with the synthetic substance.
The bust went down in Oberlin, where police discovered 30-year-old Allison Hughes in possession of 200 grams of the stuff, according to the Chronicle-Telegram. Bath salts, which contain the active ingredient cathinone, are the new kid in town on the Schedule I list of controlled substances. Possession is a fifth-degree felony.
In addition to possession, Hughes was hit with possession of drug abuse instruments, as well driving under suspension and changing course.
Just for your information, we had an office pool on which town would have the first local bath salts pinch. Big money was on Lorain, but Oberlin is in the same county, so we're going ahead and awarding the pot to Lazy Eye Mike, Scene's researcher/in-house security expert.
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