Three Democratic legislators announced Wednesday they will introduce measures aimed at banning the sale of “bath salts,” legal powders that give users a high similar to meth.
The measure will be sponsored by Sen. John Girgenti (D-Passaic) and Assembly members John McKeon (D-Essex) and Linda Stender (D-Union).
“Bath salts” have become and issue in the aftermath of the death of Pamela Schmidt, a Rutgers University senior allegedly killed by her long-time boyfriend, William Parisio, 22 of Cranford whose mother maintains is mentally ill and was using “bath salts” in recent months. Parisio is charged with murder. Schmidt’s body was found in the basement of the his home on Sunday.