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August 24, 2012 - E-News - Public Safety

Sharpstown District

"Securing Our Families" Conference

District J Council Member Mike Laster is hosting a "Securing Our Families" conference on community safety on

August 29, 2012
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star Dr.
Houston, TX 77081.

Join Council Member Mike Laster for this back to school meeting where we will discuss strategies to protect our children, homes, and families against crime.

Come meet officers and members of the Houston Police Department, Harris County Sheriff's Department, and other law enforcement agencies.

Please contact Leah Olive-Nishioka for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Securing Our Families

Message from Houston Police Officer Chief Chen

Cheif ChenThe "Bath Salts" is a "street name" of a dangerous drug that has no relation to actual bath salts. This drug contains synthetic stimulants such as mephedrone or methylenedioxypyrovalerone. According to DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), in high dosages, it can cause psychotic episodes – panic/anxiety attacks, hallucinations, and paranoia.

This dangerous drug is sold on-line, in certain adult book stores, head shops, and convenience stores. The drug is sold under brand names as "Ivory Gold," "Ivory Wave," and "Lady Bubbles." "Sometimes the drug is sold as a form of plant fertilizer with warnings such as "not for human consumption" or for novelty use only." Law Enforcement investigation revealed that the "Bath Salts" are mainly manufactured in India and China. It is illegal to sell, possess or manufacture "Bath Salts."

"...the Miami Dade police believe that 31-year-old Rudy Eugene was under the influence of bath salts when he was discovered on May 26 lying naked on top of homeless man Ronald Poppo eating his face in a gruesome Silence of the Lambs-style rampage, before a Miami police officer shot and killed him." (Radar-online)

Information is Power

Please visit houstonpolice.org

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