Senator Schumer Wants Synthetic Cocaine Often Sold Online as Bath Salts Added to Controlled Substance Schedules
In case you have trouble keeping up with the latest trends in designer drugs, it seems that "Meow Meow" aka "M-CAT" (Mephedrone/synthetic ecstasy) is now being replaced in popularity by a synthetic cocaine (MDPV) often sold legally over the internet as bath salts. One common brand that has allegedly been linked to the death of some users is sold as "Ivory Wave" bath salts.
As a criminal defense lawyer in Washington, DC who handles drug charges, I am familiar with the Schedule of Controlled Substances used by the Federal government and the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. If NY Senator Chuck Schumer is successful, this form of synthetic cocaine will be added to list of illegal drugs, so anyone in possession could be arrested on possession of a controlled substance charge.
As you can see, more and more of these plant based drugs like Salvia (now famous because it was allegedly used by Miley Cyrus), or synthetic designer drugs like Ivory Wave, come on the market each year. They are sold primarily over the internet and are manufactured in other countries like Mexico. Once they become popular enough to get on the radar of the FDA or DEA, they eventually become classified as illegal narcotics. After being classified as illegal, they are generally manufactured in rural towns across America and the occasional college dorm.