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Utica Police Department Responds to Bath Salt Incidents

Utica, NY (WIBX) -  The Utica Police Department responded to a Schuyler Street address over the weekend for a report on an emotionally disturbed man on a roof. When police arrived, they learned that the man was suffering from paranoia and sweating profusely.

Police were able to talk the man off the roof. It was learned that the 39-year old had been using “Bath Salts” and hadn’t slept in 3 days. He was transported to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

On June 29, 2012, Utica Police & Fire responded to Stephens Drive, in regard to an emotionally disturbed person under the influence of “bath salts”.

According to UPD, the 20 year-old male called because he thought he was having a heart attack from using “bath salts”. Police interviewed the male, who told the officer he has been snorting larger amounts of “bath salts” lately in order to get high. Additionally this male turned over to police the 8 “bath salt” foil packages that he had in his possession.

Later that evening, at around 7:33 PM, Utica Police responded to the 1100 block of Bleecker Street, in regard to an emotionally disturbed woman. When officers arrived they observed a female running into traffic, dressed only her underwear, nude from the waist up.

According to police, this 22 year-old woman was screaming that her clothes were “electrocuting” her and that she had metal inside herself. The woman, who was foaming from the mouth and violent, repeatedly attempted to run in front of cars. She had to be physically restrained until the arrival of an ambulance. The woman was taken to a local Hospital for treatment.

According to authorities, the female  told police that she used the synthetic drug commonly referred to as “bath salts”.

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