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So-called bath salt drugs are putting the real thing out of business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) -- Many people are getting high these days on something called bath salts. You've probably heard about these products.

But there is a huge difference between these so-called illegal bath salts and the real, legitimate product.

In fact, folks who sell real bath salts say the illegal stuff is putting them out of business.

That's what John Watson, a man who sells bath salts online from his Missouri-based business, Astral Sea Fragrances.

"It's not bath salts," Watson told WBTV by phone. "It's a product someone has called bath salts. When people hear these things, they think it's the bath salts they have sitting in their bathroom."

Watson contacted WBTV after a business from Connelly Springs, N.C. called him asking if his product was safe.

"There is no chemical compound that people can use in it to get high with," he said. "It is a combination of sea salts, desert salts with almond oil and other natural fragrances."

Watson also said he gets several phones calls a month from people wanting to return his product.

In fact, sales of bath salts are down 50 percent.

"If this continues I might have to close down my business which not only hurts the food on my table and keeping a roof on my head, but employees as well as the businesses out there I supply," said Watson.

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