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Bath salts, like these for sale at the Last Place on Earth in Duluth, are a legal alternative to drugs, but they are reported to cause those who use them to become physically violent, disoriented and ill. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Duluth police, physician warn of dangers of bath salt abuse

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A supervisor of the Lake Superior Drug and Gang Task Force says bath salts laced with designer drugs may be legal, but they are not safe.

Duluth Police Sgt. Andy Mickus made the comments Friday echoing the concerns of Dr. David Pipho, who wrote the News Tribune warning of the dangers of bath salts that contain amphetamine-like substances and can act as a dangerous stimulant.

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