Last year, Georgia lawmakers passed legislation classifying “bath salts” as a controlled substance.
The substance is now being blamed for a brutal attack that left a Miami man in critical condition and his attacker dead.
Bath salts were previously available in many Georgia gas stations, adult stores and smoke shops. The substance is snorted, smoked or injected resulting in a high similar to that caused by speed. Side effects include extreme paranoia, suicidal tendencies, hallucinations or death.
Those side effects are believed to have prompted 31-year-old Rudy Eugene to viciously attack another man, CNN reports.
Officers spotted a naked Eugene chewing on the face of another naked man. Eugene ignored police instructions to stop and was shot and killed.
“When the officer approached him, told him to stop, pointed a gun at him, he turned around and growled like a wild animal and kept eating