December 28, 2010
Police say it's a drug problem, one they can't do anything about. Ingesting bath salts and smoking potpourri have gained what police call a "cult like" following in recent months. Police say a Kansas University student, Elijah Taylor of Salomon, home on winter break, threw himself in front of highway traffic last week near Salina. Taylor was killed; officials await a toxicology report after finding bath salts on him. "What is being put in them nobody knows," says Capt. Mike Sweeney of the Salina police department.
May 27, 2010
(SALINA, Kan.) Some call it legal marijuana and new types are popping up all over the state. Kansas banned K2 in February, now a drug known as K3 is being sold in creative ways. Winter mint, dark cocoa and fruity pebbles; those are the scents or flavors of a very popular "herbal potpourri" made in Salina. "Customers are demanding it, I can't keep it on the shelves...it sells fast," said Eric Srack. It says on the label "not for human consumption" but Srack admits about 90% of his customers misuse his potpourri, meaning they smoke it. Srack owns "The Grind" in downtown Salina.